|Monday, July 26, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
( 517) 485-4500 ext. 233
Glenn hits for the cycle as Lugnuts beat Kings, 9-5
LANSING, Mich. – Brad Glenn hit for the fifth cycle in team history and the first since 2007, helping the Lansing Lugnuts (17-13; 53-46) chop down the Clinton LumberKings (14-15; 51-47), 9-5, on a Monday Summer Fun Day on Jackson Field.
Glenn singled in the first inning, homered in the third, dropped in a fluke sun-aided double in the fifth, and then broke a 4-4 tie with a two-run triple off of reliever Jose Jimenez (2-4) in the seventh inning to give the Lugnuts the lead for good.
He capped off the game by drawing a walk in the eighth inning, loading the bases ahead of A.J. Jimenez's three-run game-clinching double.
The Lugnuts' previous cycle was accomplished by Travis Snider on July 7, 2007, at Fort Wayne. Corey Patterson (1999), Donnie Hood (2003), and Chip Cannon (2005) were the other Nuts to achieve the cycle in the team's 15-year history.
Nestor Molina (6-2) earned the victory with two innings of relief for Lansing, following up six innings from starter Egan Smith. Steve Turnbull finished off Clinton with a scoreless ninth.
Kevin Nolan went 3-for-4 with three runs scored for the Lugs while Jimenez chipped in with four RBIs. Kevin Ahrens added a two-run double to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
In the losing cause for Clinton, Mario Martinez and Vinnie Catricala each hit their ninth home runs of the season.
The Lugnuts are off on Tuesday before opening a three-game series with the Great Lakes Loons on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at Cooley Law School Stadium.
Tickets to all Lugnuts home games are available for purchase online at www.lansinglugnuts.com, at the stadium box office, and by calling 517-485-4500.
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