First-place Whitecaps shut down Lansing Lugnuts 1-0; Soto pitches another great game

LocalSportsJournal.com

The West Michigan Whitecaps held the best offense in the Midwest League scoreless in a 1-0 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts on Friday in front of a season-high 7,341 fans at Fifth Third Ballpark.

The win extends the Whitecaps lead to three games over Dayton in the Midwest League Eastern Division after the Dragons lost 8-6 to Fort Wayne on Friday.

Drew Longley drove in the only run of the game.

The Whitecaps now have a league-leading 12 shutouts this season.

Pitcher Greg Soto tossed seven shutout innings while striking out four to improve his record to 6-0. Jason Foley struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save of the season.

The Whitecaps improved to 37-17, while Lansing fell to 29-23.

The Whitecaps will continue their home series against Lansing Saturday and Sunday.

 

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