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Loons build comfortable lead with 3 innings left

Great Lakes built off its 2-0 lead and forced an early exit from TinCaps starter Joe Ross and lead 6-1 after six innings.

Ross went just 3 1/3 innings and gave up six hits and four earned runs. He surrendered three walks and had no strikeouts in one of his worst outings this season.

Reliever Ruben Mejia came on to replace Ross and has given up four hits and one earned run in 2 2/3 innings.

After an early blown call in favor of Great Lakes starter Miguel Sulbaran, the Loons settled in on the mound as well.

Sulbaran retired 12 batters in a row before giving up his first run in the bottom of the fifth. He has given up six hits and one walk. He has struck out six.