The Aberdeen IronBirds finally got back in the win column Monday night, topping the visiting Batavia Muckdogs, 7-4, to snap a six-game losing streak.
With the win, Aberdeen improved to 10-18 on the season.
Holding a 1-0 advantage heading into the bottom of the third, the IronBirds quickly jumped out to a four-run lead when Christian Walker bashed a two-out offering over the wall in left center field with two teammates on base. For Walker, Baltimore's fourth-round pick of the 2012 draft, the round-tripper was his first as a professional.
Aberdeen plated three more runs in the bottom of the fifth.
IronBirds starter Juan Guzman was nearly untouchable through the first five innings, allowing just one hit until the top of the sixth, when the Muckdogs got to the 21-year-old righty for a three-run homer. Over 5-2/3 innings, Guzman (1-0), who earned his first decision of the year with the win, struck out seven, walked two and was not charged with an earned run.
Batavia's final fun came in the top of the ninth inning on a solo homer.
Walker finished the game 1-for-4 with four RBIs, while teammate Roderick Bernadina was 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Joel Hutter scored twice and hit a double in the victory and Roberto Ortiz had one RBI.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun