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Charleston RiverDogs (61-64) lose to Rome Braves (49-76) 7-4
Charleston couldn’t push enough runs across the bird to keep up with Rome, as they drop the first game of the series. The RiverDogs took a 3-1 lead heading into the top of the fourth, when the Braves added another two runs and tied it up at 3-3. In the top of the fifth, Rome would add on another two runs, making it 5-3. Although Charleston would score a run in the bottom half of that frame, their opponent would tack on a couple more runs, and come out with a win.
Giovanny Gallegos would take his fifth loss of the year, who now has a .500 record of 5-5. He pitched 3.2 innings, and gave up four runs on eight hits. One of the hits was a home run. Gallegos also issued three walks. Michael O’Neill had a clean 2-for-2 night, and even scored one of the few runs.
The RiverDogs will continue this series at 6:05 PM. Gabriel Encinas will get the start, looking for his first victory of the year. He is 0-2 with a 6.50 ERA.