Rain forces Pelicans to wait before taking fourth straight

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans (47-32, 7-3), Class-A Advanced affiliates of the Texas Rangers, won their fourth straight game Tuesday with a 1-0 victory against the Salem Red Sox at TicketReturn.com Field.

The game itself lasted just two hours but the night included a one hour and 47 minute weather delay.

With two outs and the bases empty in the top of the second inning, heavy rain forced a delay of more than 90 minutes. Neither starting pitcher continued pitching after the delay.

Francisco Mendoza (2-1) claimed the win out of the bullpen, hurling 3.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Kyle Stroup (4-7) started and was saddled with the loss, allowing one earned run on two hits over an inning.

Trever Adams supplied the only run of the game, a two-out RBI single in the first inning.

Patrick Cantwell paced the Pelicans, finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored.

The Red Sox threatened to tie the game in the ninth inning. Stefan Welch tried to score from first on a double from Brandon Jacobs, but Jake Skole and Rougned Odor teamed up to help gun down Welch at the plate and preserve the lead.

Ryan Harvey registered the final six outs of the game and earned his fifth save.

The Pelicans and Red Sox continue the three-game series Wednesday at TicketReturn.com Field. Left-hander Victor Payano (5-4, 4.41) will take on right-hander William Cuevas (4-6, 5.25). First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.

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