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“The Streak” Game 29 – July 26, 1987

Salt Lake 8, Pocatello 6

History was rewritten again Sunday afternoon at Derks Field, albeit somewhat blearily.  The rampaging Salt Lake Trappers still recovering from the revelry surrounding Saturday night’s record-setting 28th victory, ran their amazing streak to 29 with an 8-6 decision over Pocatello.

Ed Citronelli crashed is team high seventh home run of the season with two aboard in the fifth inning to key the victory, while Trapper reliever Tim Peters put the stops to a 14 hit Giants attack in the eighth and ninth to notch his sixth save of the season.

The Giants had numerous opportunities to halt the Traps streak Sunday.  The Giants jumped on Salt Lake starter Kurt Stange for a pair of runs in the first.  The Trappers cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the inning when Citronelli’s sacrifice fly brought Jim Ferguson home, but that was negated in the fourth when a long Pocatello single to the left-center gap gave the Giants a 3-1 advantage.

The Trappers go a pair in the bottom of the fourth when Pocatello walked home Neil Reynolds and the yielded a run-scoring sacrifice fly by Mike Malinak to tie it 3-3. The Giants re-took the lead in the fifth only to watch it blow away an half-inning later when, with the help of a stiff breeze behind him, Citronelli ripped a 1-1 pitch over the center field wall with Ferguson and Jon Leake on board for a 6-4 advantage.

The Giants carried the battle on into the sixth and pulled even on two run scoring singles.  But the game finally went down in the bottom half of the inning as the Trappers erupted for two more runs on a Leake single to left and a Steve Scott sacrifice fly to center.

Peters followed Stange, David Poss, Niles Creekmore and Issac Alleyne to pitch no-hit ball over the final 1 1/3 innings.  Poss the victory in another 1 1/3 inning outing.

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Source:  Salt Lake Tribune July 27, 1987

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