The West Virginia Power won 5-2 on Saturday night over the Lakewood BlueClaws, taking the first three games of the four game series. It is also the 20th time in 23 games this season that the Power have defeated Lakewood. Clay Holmes got the start and threw six shutout innings, scattering seven hits. He showed impressive control by not issuing a walk for the first time all season. Josh Bell hit his tenth home run of the season, a solo shot in the fifth inning. The Power scored one run in each of the first five innings to cruise to the victory. They had nine hits on the night, seven of them were extra base hits. Both Lakewood runs, which came in the eighth inning, scored on a throwing error by Dilson Herrera.

One more game left in this series, then I'll give a series recap and my thoughts...

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