DAYTON, Ohio — Rodrigo Ayarza hit a game-tying, three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning, but the Quad-Cities River Bandits fell 10-9 in 11 innings and were swept by the Dayton Dragons.
Ayarza's shot followed a two-run homer in the eighth by Chuckie Robinson as the Bandits (16-18) rallied back from an 8-3 deficit to force extra innings.
After a scoreless 10th, Quad-Cities went ahead in the 11th on an Ayarza RBI single to score Raymond Henderson. Ayarza finished his day 4-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs.
But Dayton (25-11) answered in the bottom half, tying the game on a Luis Gonzalez RBI single then winning it on a walk-off sacrifice fly by T.J. Friedl Jr. to score Michael Beltre.
The Bandits have now lost four games in a row and finish their six-game road trip 1-5. After taking Sunday off, they return home to host Burlington on Monday at 11 a.m. at Modern Woodmen Park.
Clinton 7, Great Lakes 4: The LumberKings batted around in a four-run first inning on the way to a series-clinching win over Great Lakes at Ashford University Field.
Seven LumberKings combined for 14 hits as Clinton won two straight for the first time since taking two in a row at Quad-Cities on April 22-23.
Starter Brandon Miller had his best outing of the year for Clinton (13-20), striking out eight in 5.1 innings for his fourth win. He allowed two runs on four hits and walked one.