Miners top Capitales, 5-3

Complete weekend sweep

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  • Quebec Capitales James McOwen at the plate. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Quebec Capitales pitcher Nolan Becker focuses on home plate.

  • Sussex County Miners Audy Ciriaco connects in the eighth inning.

  • Cory Jones (7-2) earned the victory after allowing two runs on nine hits, walking one and striking out four. It was Jones’ eight consecutive start of 6 or more innings and ninth such start of the year.

  • The thrown ball gets past infielder Nick Gotta as Sussex County Miners runner Mikey Reynolds slides safely into second base in the eighth inning.

  • Quebec Capitales pitcher Wendell Floranus. Floranus gave up five runs (three earned) on six hits, one walk and five strikeouts.

  • Sussex County Miners Luis Alen gets a hit.

  • Sussex County Miners relief pitcher Kevin Grendell came in for El'Hajj Muhammad in the eigth inning.

— The Sussex County Miners defeated the Quebec Capitales (Canada) on Sunday July 29, 2018. The final score was 5-3. The minor league baseball game took place at Skylands Stadium in Augusta, New Jersey. With the win, the Miners extended their first place lead to 10.5 games over Québec. They also swept their eighth series of the season and won their twentieth game in July, breaking their franchise record set last month for wins in a month.

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