The Peoria Chiefs surged for six runs in the final two innings to defeat the Clinton LumberKings, 9-4 on Monday night and complete a four-game sweep of the visitors. It was Peoria’s first four-game sweep since April 25-28, 2009 and first four-game sweep of Clinton since July 3-6, 2006. The Chiefs’ improved to 25-19 on the season and are now on a five-game win streak. The attendance was 1,054 on Lady Gaga Night at O’Brien Field.
The Peoria Chiefs lost two late leads and left the winning run in scoring position four times after the eighth inning in a 5-4 loss to the Clinton LumberKings Friday afternoon. Bryce Shafer walked in the winning run with the bases loaded in the top of the 14th as Peoria fell to the LumberKings for the first time this season. The Chiefs fell to 14-14 on the season and are 2-1 on the current home stand. For the first time this year, Clinton grabbed the lead before the Chiefs with a run in the fourth inning. Shaver Hansen led off the with a line drive base hit to center and moved to second on a wild pitch courtesy of Peoria starter Austin Kirk. With one out, Stefan Romero knocked a RBI single into left field that scored Hansen from second. It was the first time Clinton has led the Chiefs this season through 48 innings of play. Attendance on Education Day was 2,043.