Burlington 6, Quad-Cities 5: Jake Rogers, the Astros' third-round pick in the 2016 draft, hit his first Midwest League home run Sunday, but the River Bandits lost their second straight in Burlington.
Rogers connected with a solo shot in the second inning to tie the game at 1-all. Q-C took the lead in the fourth when Arturo Michelena doubled and came around to score on two wild pitches.
A five-hit, three-run fifth inning but the Bees back on top for good.
Bobby Wernes had two hits and two RBIs for the Bandits. Abdiel Saldana took the no-decision in his Midwest League debut for Quad-Cities, allowing one run over four innings.
Matt Bower will start today for Quad-Cities, which heads into the final game of the season looking to end a three-game skid.
Clinton 5, Cedar Rapids 0: Rayder Ascanio hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to lift the LumberKings to a victory in Cedar Rapids.
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LumberKings starter Pablo Lopez improved to 7-1, working around nine hits in seven shutout innings.
Clinton will go for the sweep today as it looks to enter the Midwest League playoffs with the momentum of a three-game winning streak. The LumberKings open the playoffs Wednesday at home against Peoria after today's regular-season finale.
— Staff report