The Great Lakes Loons took a huge step towards their first playoff appearance in 3 years by beating the Dayton Dragons at Dow Diamond, 4-1.
The Loons magic number to clinch a playoff spot is now 2 games with 5 games left on the season (the next two coming against the Dragons).
Scoreless in the 4th inning, Aaron Miller's rbi single plated Leo Rodriguez to make it 1-0 Loons. 2 batters later, James Baldwin's 2-run home run (a 385-foot blast, his 6th of the season) made it 3-0 Great Lakes.
Julio Urias started for the Loons. He went 4 innings, allowing 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 walks, while striking out 5.
The Loons and Dragons play game 2 of their 3 game series Thursday night in Midland.
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