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Biloxi Shuckers pitcher Jorge Lopez kept the Generals at bay in 3-1 win over Jackson

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Shuckers pitcher Jorge Lopez pitched another gem Tuesday.  He gave up no runs on 3 hits, 4 base on balls and 9 strikeouts in seven innings to post his 12th win on the season against 5 losses. He was tossing a no hitter for 6.1 innings before giving up the first of three hits.

Lopez hasn't give up a run in over 17 innings.

Pitching was the name of the game as the Generals kept the Shuckers scoreless until the top of the eighth inning.  Siverio pitched a shutout for 6 innings.  He gave up 3 hits with 7 strike outs before he was relieved after six innings on the mound.

In the eighth inning, Tyrone Taylor led off the inning with a double to left field for the Shuckers.  Center fielder Brett Phillips singled home Taylor with the games first run, belting the ball into center field. Adam Weisenbuger raced down to third base.

Orlando Arcia stepped up to the plate and delivered a line drive single to right field.  Weisenburger raced home and the Shuckers led 2-0.

Nathan Orf reached on a throwing error by Generals relief pitcher Trey Cochran and that enabled Phillips to score and Biloxi led 3-0.

Jackson would plate a run in the bottom of the 9th off Shuckers pitcher Yhonathan Barrios.  He would settle down and get the last out to pick up his 4th save.

The Shuckers are now 18 games over .500 for the season.

Game two of the series 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Milwaukee Brewers promoted Shuckers infielder Brandon Macias to Triple-A Colorado Springs and transferred infielder Yadiel Rivera to Biloxi from Colorado Springs.

Macias played in 47 games for Biloxi.  He batted .245 with two home runs, 5 doubles, a triple and 17 RBI.

Rivera began the season with the Shuckers and was promoted to Colorado Springs on May 14.  He's is one of 10 Shuckers that are currently ranked in the top-30 prospects by MLB.com.

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