Goldeyes Win Behind Record-Tying Slam, Reyes’ Brilliant Effort

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WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Goldeyes (37-25) beat the Milwaukee Milkmen 7-0 at Shaw Park on Saturday evening.

Box Score

The Goldeyes took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Kyle Martin led off with a home run to right-centre.

In the bottom of the fourth, Austin Rei lined a single to left-centre leading off.  After Tyler Hill walked, Wes Darvill beat out a bunt single along the third base line.   Two batters later, Martin ripped a grand slam home run to right that made it 5-0.  It was Martin’s third grand slam of the season (and the Goldeyes’ fourth in the last 16 games), which ties an American Association single-season record set by former Goldeye Willy Garcia in 2019.

The Goldeyes added two runs in the bottom of the sixth.  Darvill doubled to left-centre with one out.  After Max Murphy walked, Martin ripped a single through the right side to score Darvill.  Two batters later, Kevin Lachance lined a two-out, RBI single to left.

Goldeyes’ starting pitcher Eduard Reyes (6-7) picked up the win, pitching eight shutout innings on four hits.  Reyes walked two and struck out eight.  The eight innings and eight strikeouts tie a season-high.

Matthew Solter (3-7) took the loss for the Milkmen (46-26), allowing five earned runs on eight hits in five innings.  Solter walked three and struck out six.

Travis Seabrooke finished the game with a perfect top of the ninth.

Martin now has 24 home runs and 84 RBI on the season.  The 24 home runs are tied with Juan Diaz (2010) for third on the Goldeyes’ single-season list, while the 84 RBI pass Reggie Abercrombie (82, 2017) for third.  Martin also now has 54 home runs over his three seasons with the Goldeyes, which passes Diaz for fifth on the franchise career list.  Prior to the second game of a double header on July 21st vs. Houston, the Goldeyes had not hit a grand slam home run since August 21st, 2019.

The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Landen Bourassa (1-0, 2.57) faces right-hander Ryan Zimmerman (7-4, 3.78).

Advanced tickets for all Goldeyes home games are on sale now by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca.  For more information about the Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2021 remaining schedule, ticket options, and the Goldeyes’ comprehensive COVID-19 readiness plan, visit www.goldeyes.com

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