The West Michigan Whitecaps got early offense and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Bowling Green Ballpark on Sunday night.whitecaps logo not for feature artLSJ Logo incert

The victory left the Whitecaps with a 60-48 overall record. They are 21-20 in the second half standings, 6 ½ games behind Bowling Green in the Midwest League Eastern Division.

The win snapped Bowling Green’s nine-game winning streak.

Derek Hill, Jose Zambrano, Jose Azocar and Cam Gibson all had two hits for West Michigan. Starting pitcher Beau Burrows picked up his sixth victory of the season.