Pelicans win third straight by beating Sox, thunderstorms

The first half champion Myrtle Beach Pelicans (46-32, 6-3), Class-A Advanced affiliates of the Texas Rangers, earned an 8-1, six-inning win Monday against the Salem Red Sox at soggy TicketReturn.com Field.

The Pelicans have won all three games on the current home stand and have not lost to the Red Sox in five home meetings this season. The umpires delayed the game after the sixth inning and eventually called it after the wet weather did not subside.

Will Lamb (2-0) earned the win in relief for the Pelicans, allowing one earned run on two hits over two innings. Alec Asher started for the Pelicans and hurled three scoreless innings but did not qualify for the win. Mickey Pena (3-2) took the loss for the Red Sox, allowing eight earned runs on nine hits over 2.2 innings.

The Pelicans sent 10 men to the plate and scored six runs in the third inning. The Pelicans tallied five straight run-producing hits in the inning after two outs had been recorded. Kellin Deglan started the rally with a two-run double. Preston Beck and Jake Skole each had RBI doubles while Joe Maloney and Chris Grayson had RBI singles.

The Pelicans took the early lead after scoring two runs in the first inning. Rougned Odor began the scoring with a sacrifice fly and Deglan closed the rally with an RBI single.

Taylor Dennis contributed a scoreless inning of relief out of the bullpen for the Pelicans.

The Pelicans and Red Sox continue the three-game series Tuesday at TicketReturn.com Field. Right-hander Kyle Stroup (4-6, 5.00) will take on right-hander Jerad Eickhoff (6-3, 3.55). First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.

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