MELBOURNE 10, BRISBANE 8 AT BRISBANE
Brisbane had leads of 2-0, 7-3, and 8-7. Melbourne had leads of 3-2 and 9-8. All that happened in the first four innings. There was only one run scored after that, an insurance run for Melbourne in the ninth. Chris Burke was 3-for-4 with a home run (his third), a walk, three runs, and four RBIs. Blake Gailen was 2-for-5 with a home run (his fifth) and two RBIs. Ex-Twin Delmon Young was 2-for-6 with a two-run homer, his third. Starter Tyler Beardsley lasted just three innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits and five walks and striking out four.
Stats: Young is batting .418. Colin Willis was 1-for-3 and is batting .343. Damek Tomscha was 1-for-5 and is batting .321. Darryl George was 1-for-6 and is batting .309. Jon Kennedy pitched three shutout innings and has an ERA of 1.65. Josh Tols pitched a scoreless inning and has an ERA of 2.31. Drew Anderson struck out five in two shutout innings and has an ERA of zero.
Record: Melbourne is 15-7, in first place in the Australian League, 2.5 games ahead of Perth.
Next game: Melbourne is at Brisbane this afternoon.