The Dayton Dragons snapped their five-game losing streak Saturday as Brian Rey led them to a 14-7 win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps, driving in a franchise-record eight runs for the Cincinnati Reds affiliate.
Do the Dragons have a new hope at the plate? At the very least, their offensive force re-awakened for one night. (They lost their next game 7-1.)
Rey reached his eight-RBI total in the 4th inning, after hitting a grand slam, a three-run double, and a solo homer. Four previous Dayton players drove in seven runs in a single game: Adam Dunn (vs. South Bend on Aug. 8, 2000), Joey Votto (vs. Clinton on April 18, 2004), Juan Francisco (vs. Lansing on Aug. 19, 2007), and David Vidal (vs. Fort Wayne on June 18, 2011).
Rey is batting .268 with eight homers, 13 doubles, and 35 RBI in 56 games with the Dragons this season.
Schwarber plates seven
On Sunday, a former Midwest League player drove in seven runs at the major-league level.
Kyle Schwarber homered twice and drove in seven runs for the Chicago Cubs in their 11-4 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Schwarber played 23 games with the Kane County Cougars in 2014. He batted .361 with four homers, eight doubles, and 15 RBI. In 100 games with the Cubs this season, he is batting .228 with 24 homers, 16 doubles, and 54 RBI.