The Great Lakes Loons came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Lansing Lugnuts and take over the lead in the Midwest League's Eastern Division.
Determined to avoid a sweep, the Lansing Lugnuts started strong Wednesday night, but then the Great Lakes Loons broke the game open as they had the two previous days.
Four runs in the top of the sixth gave Great Lakes the lead, and lone runs in the seventh and eighth innings helped it to a 6-4 win over Lansing at Cooley Law School Stadium.
The Loons took sole possession of first in the Midwest League Eastern Division with the win, while the Lugnuts fell into second and are a game back.
Lugnuts starter Drew Hutchison was cruising through five innings and had allowed only three hits.
But he loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the sixth and the Loons took advantage by scoring four runs to surge in front.
The Loons bullpen outperformed the Lugnuts pen once again with the game in the balance.
Then it was clutch hitting that put the Loons back in front. Great Lakes got RBIs in the seventh and eighth innings from Bryant Hernandez and Bobby Coyle.