- Result: Quad Cities 18, Burlington 7.|
- How it happened: The River Bandits broke up a scoreless tie with five runs in the top of the third inning, punctuated by a three-run homer by Tyler Rahmatulla. The Bandits (31-33) kept the pressure on the Bees (28-35), scoring two more runs in the top of the fourth, keyed by a David Medina solo homer. Quad Cities didn't cool off, tacking on four more runs in the sixth and seventh as it collected 20 hits, giving QC 39 hits in its last two games.
-On the mound: After Sunday's wild 16-15 loss to the Bees at Community Field, the River Bandits' pitching stepped up in a big way as Kyle Hald evened his record at 3-3, delivering seven innings in which he allowed three runs on six hits and striking out three.
- At the plate: One night after going 6-for-6 at the plate, Rahmatulla was at it again by going 3-for-6 with four RBIs, but Colin Walsh (2-for-3) topped his teammate in the latter category by driving in six runs, including a three-run homer of his own. Nick Martini and Medina were both 3-for-4 with two RBIs, with Anthony Garcia (3-for-6) also driving in two runs.
- Worth noting: As the final score indicates, the Bandits made the most of their scoring opportunities, going 8-for-15 with runners in scoring position. QC also was successful cashing in on its two-out opportunities, with Walsh in particular driving in four of his runs with two outs.
- Next up: The Bandits return home to Modern Woodmen Park to wrap up the first half of the Midwest League schedule. They welcome Kane County for a three-game set beginning tonight at 7 before Wisconsin comes in for a three-game series to wrap up the opening half.
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