[Via email from Joe Davis, Montgomery Biscuits Broadcaster.]
MONTGOMERY, AL – For the first time this season, all of the Biscuits’ (37-25) run-production came on the long ball, and they held off the Birmingham Barons (20-43) 3-2 for their fifth victory in a row Sunday afternoon at Riverwalk.
Chris De La Cruz broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a solo-shot to right. One inning later, Leslie Anderson singled to start things in front of Matt Sweeney, who lofted his first home run as a Biscuit over the right field wall to make it 3-0.
The Barons got their first run against Jake McGee in the fifth. Jim Gallagher started with a double. After McGee retired the next two Barons, Jared Price walked. Greg Paiml then scored Gallagher with a single. It was the first earned run scored against McGee since May 21st, a stretch that spanned 22.2 innings.
Birmingham got their final run of the afternoon with two outs in the ninth on a Gallagher homer off Heath Rollins.
McGee (2-4) tossed six innings, striking out five and walking one to get the win. Birmingham starter Matt Long (4-5) allowed three runs on four hits in his six innings, fanning five and issuing one free-pass in the loss.
Heath Rollins (1) pitched the final three innings of the game, with the only hit against him being the Gallagher homer. He struck out four en route to his first career save.
The Biscuits managed just four hits in the game, with nobody recording multiple knocks.
With six games remaining, the Biscuits are all alone in first place. RHP Alex Cobb will take the mound with the Biscuits looking for a sweep on Monday at 7:05 against Birmingham’s RHP Brandon Hynick.