Leafs' comeback drops Royals
GUELPH – The Toronto Maple Leafs scored five straight runs, capped off with the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth, to beat the Guelph Royals 5-4 Saturday afternoon at David E. Hastings Stadium.
Justin Marra went 2-for-4 with a solo home run for the Leafs (2-1). Marcus Knecht singled twice and scored, Zac Orchard had an RBI, and Ryan Dos Santos drove in a run and scored in the ninth on Grant Tamane's double.
Marek Deska (1-0) picked up the win in relief, tossing three scoreless innings. He scattered three hits and walked one while striking out four.
Zach Sloan started and went six innings, allowing four runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Jeff MacLeod led the Royals offence with two hits and two RBI. Ricky Murray had an RBI, Justin Interisano hit a solo home run, and Ethan Mohan singled twice.
Evan Kiser (0-1) took the loss, giving up a run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts in 1.1 innings.
Yunior Yambatis went seven innings, giving up four runs on five hits with a walk and four punchouts.
Guelph dropped to 0-2.