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Stealing home: Clones win thanks to thievery!

Thief!: Anthony Chavez stole home!

Cyclones 9

Auburn 4

July 30 at MCU Park

A seven-run second — that featured a steal of home by Anthony Chavez — was all the Cyclones needed to defeat the Doubledays.

The delayed double-steal happened with two out, runners on first and third and Michael Conforto at the plate and the Cyclons already up by three. Ahmed Rosario took off from first and catcher Randy Reed threw through to second, allowing Chavez to break for home. Rosario slid in under Osvaldo Abreau’s tag, and Chavez was able to beat the shortstop’s throw home, giving the Clones another run. Conforto, who went three-for-three and is batting .409 since joining the team two weeks ago as part of the Clones’ front office playoff push, then singled home Rosario for the fifth run of the inning.

Right hander Scarlyn Reyes was only able to go three and two-thirds innings of two-run ball, but five Cyclone relievers were able to pick him up, with Paul Perez earning the win by tossing just a third of an inning.

The Cyclones face the Doubledays on Thursday during Irish Night at MCU Park. Game time is 7 pm.

Ups and downs

Moore of that: The Cyclones catcher and second baseman Tyler Moore has a four-game hitting streak. Moore struggled offensively for most of the season, so to see this sudden improvement is a welcomed change.

Bern’ing baby Bern: Outfielder Michael Bernal, who has holds the record for most strikeouts in the New York-Penn League with 63, had made a turn around during the series against the Lowell Spinners. Bernal went six–for–13, with six runs batted in including a home run, his fifth of the season.

Katz sees the vet: Michael Katz was taken out of Sunday night’s game in Lowell after injuring his knee during a play at first base. Katz is scheduled to see doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery on today.

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