The Vallejo Admirals ended a two-game losing streak on Thursday when they defeated the San Rafael Pacifics 5-3 on the road at Albert Park.
It was their first win after losing two consecutive one-run games following a seven-game winning streak, tied for the longest in the Admirals four-year history.
The Admirals (24-33, 9-9 in the second half) scored first in the top of the second when Tim Williams doubled and then scored on a Gerald Bautista single to make it 1-0.
The Admirals built a four-run lead thanks to three more runs in the top of the third. P.J. Phillips had a RBI double and Williams and Bautista had RBI singles to make it 4-0. Bautista finished the game with three hits and raised his batting average to .308. Williams had two hits to up his average to .307.
Vallejo scored its fifth run in the sixth on a Gadiel Baez RBI single to drive home Lydell Moseby and make it 5-0. Baez finished the game with two hits.
The Pacifics (33-24, 12-6 in the second half) cut into the lead in the bottom half of the sixth inning when Mike Taylor hit his seventh home run of the year against the Vallejo Admirals, this one a two-run shot to make it 5-2. It was his 13th homer of the year.
Admirals starting pitcher David Dinelli went seven innings and gave up three earned runs on four hits. The third run came in the bottom of the eighth when Taylor had an RBI single to make it 5-3.
Josh Evans came to pitch in relief in the eighth and ninth innings. In the ninth, with the Pacifics trailing by two runs with two runners on, Evans got Zack Pace to fly out to center and Chase Tucker to strike out to end the game and get the save.