Seven-run fourth sends Majors past Cards

Photo by Matt Hiscox

LONDON – London’s seven-run fourth inning was too much for the Hamilton Cardinals to overcome in an 11-6 win Saturday night at Labatt Park.

Majors’ right-fielder Starling Joseph went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, and teammate Cleveland Brownlee hit a solo shot – his 10th longball of the season to move within one of Hamilton’s Justin Gideon, who hit two solo home runs Saturday and finished with four hits.

Jakob Newton drove in three on a pair of hits in the win, while Austin Wilkie singled three times and scored once and Keith Kandel added an RBI.

Pedro De Los Santos (2-3) earned the win, allowing four runs (three earned) on 10 hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out 11.

Gabe Braun (0-1) took the loss. He was pulled with one out in the fourth, though only one of the seven runs he allowed was earned. He scattered four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Beyond Gideon, Hamilton received offensive contributions from David Ortiz, who had two hits and scored once, Luis Jean, who went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs, Tyler Duncan, who had two hits, and Sean Pettener, who drove in a run.

London moved to 18-8, and Hamilton fell to 6-20.