The Lansing Lugnuts beat the Great Lakes Loons 3-1 on Friday, extending the losing team’s loss streak to an unlucky 13 games in a row.
The Loons are 0-9 in the second half and 24-53 overall this season. They last won on June 13, when they beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 10-5.
RHP Maverik Buffo got the win for the Lugnuts, improving to 9-2 with a 4.01 ERA this season. The Toronto Blue Jays prospect scattered six hits and one walk while striking out six batters in seven scoreless innings.
Elsewhere in the Midwest League on Friday:
Milwaukee Brewers RHP Zach Davies made a rehab start for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. He gave up six earned runs on 10 hits in three innings, and did not walk or strike out anyone. Brewers manager Craig Counsell later told the media that Davies was removed from the start because of a lower-back issue. The Timber Rattlers lost the game to the Clinton LumberKings, 9-7 in 10 innings.
The Cedar Rapids Kernels swept the Burlington Bees in their doubleheader, winning 7-4 and 6-3, with Royce Lewis leading the way offensively. The Minnesota Twins prospect went 5-for-6 with four doubles, a walk, two runs batted in, and three runs scored. He is now batting .314 with seven homers, 20 doubles, 45 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 62 games this season.
For the second night in a row, the Bowling Green Hot Rods scored 13 runs off Whitecaps pitchers. Carl Chester tripled, doubled, and drove in four runs, while Ronaldo Hernandez hit a two-run homer, doubled twice, and scored four runs. The Hot Rods won 13-2.