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Myrtle Beach Pelicans drop another close game to Salem Red Sox

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Final score

Salem Red Sox 4, Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3

Turning point

Salem’s Rafael Devers and Deiner Lopez each hit an RBI single and Ben Moore had an RBI double to break a 1-1 tie and give the Red Sox a three-run advantage in the decisive sixth inning.

The man

Salem right fielder Danny Mars, who was 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.

He said it

We self-destructed in the sixth. We had the first hitter at 0-2 and instead of throwing an 0-2 pitch, we throw a 2-0 pitch and [Moore] picked up a double. The wind was somewhat of a factor; we missed a flyball and on the last runner, we catch a flyball that we came in on – they don’t score and they only get one run that inning. Instead it turned into three [runs]. Then with [Daniel] Lockhart’s hit and [Gioskar] Amaya’s sac fly, we could have won the game 3-2. So we need to get better in some areas.Last night we lost by one run, too, because of some little things that could’ve been different. We have to get better and eliminate the things we haven’t done the past few nights to win close ballgames, and that’s part of getting better as individuals and getting better as a team.

Bailey

Decision takers

W–Travis Lakins (3-1, 2.13 ERA); L–Erick Leal (2-2, 5.94); SV–Jake Drehoff (4).

By the numbers

2Hits given up by Salem starter Travis Lakins across six innings

3.5Games that now separate first-place Salem and Myrtle Beach

4Combined hits by the Pelicans

Keeping records

Salem Red Sox (15-8, 1st Southern), Myrtle Beach Pelicans (11-11, 2nd Southern)

Max McKinnon: 843-626-0302, @mmckinnonTSN

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