The Great Lakes Loons (23-27) rolled over the Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays) 12-0 at Cooley Law School Stadium tonight.
The Loons have now won four straight, their longest winning streak of the 2016 season, and draw to within 2.5 games of Lansing for the final playoff spot in the Midwest League's eastern division.
Yadier Alvarez, the Dodgers' $16 million dollar man from Matanzas, Cuba was lights out spectacular earning his third win of the season.
Alvarez (3-2, 2.36 ERA) was virtually untouchable, allowing just 3-walks while striking out 8 Lansing batters through five no-hit innings. He now has 42 strikeouts in his 6 starts with the Loons.
Four different players had 3-hit's apiece for a season high of 18 total team hits. The Loons also tied their season low, allowing just 3 team hits to the Lugnuts.
Ibandel Isabel started the scoring assault with a 2 rbi triple to score Brendon Davis and Omar Estevez in the top of the first inning.
Isabel led off the seventh inning with his third home run of the season and added a single in the eighth, only needing a double to hit for the cycle. He would get that chance in the ninth but went down swinging. He finished 3 for 6 with 3-rbi.
Logan Landon reached base five times including a solo home run (8) in the bottom of the fifth. He was 3 for 4 with 3 rbi and 2-walks.
Brendon Davis reached base four times, going 3 for 5 with 2 rbi and 2-walks, while Saige Jenco was 3 for 5 with 2-runs scored.
Former CMU Chippewa Zach McKinstry finished 2 for 4 with an rbi.
The Loons will try to gain more ground on the Lugnuts when they meet for game three of this four game series in Lansing for a 7:05 pm game Wed night.