In Australian League action from today, Adelaide won a 10-9 slugfest. Both Justin Howard and Stefan Welch were in the starting lineup for the Bite. Howard continued his current hot streak, going 3-for-4, with two runs scored and his sixth double. In his last five games, Howard has gone 11-for-18 at the plate. Welch went 1-for-5, with two strikeouts.
Rinku Singh had his first rough outing of the ABL season. After not allowing a run in his first seven outings, Singh gave up four runs on three hits and two walks over his one inning of work. He wasn't alone in the pitching struggles, as each of the first four pitchers in the game allowed at least three earned runs, leaving the score at 9-8 through six innings.
In Dominican League action last night, Kris Johnson continued his impressive start to his Winter League season. After throwing a combined four hitless innings during his first two appearances, Johnson threw five shutout innings. He allowed three hits, all singles, walked one an...
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