Right-hander becomes Quad Cities single-season leader with 27th of year
By Alan Friedman / Special to MLB.com
Kenneth Maiques has picked up the save in all but four of the Swings wins this season. (Mike Janes/MLB.com)
Kenneth Maiques became Quad Cities all-time
single-season saves leader as the Swing topped visiting Fort Wayne,
5-2, on Monday.
Maiques, a 22-year-old right-hander, allowed one hit and struck out two in 1 1/3 scoreless innings to notch his 27th save, eclipsing the mark set by John Huey of the Quad City Cubs in 1983.
Maiques has saved all but four of the Swings victories this year. He is second in saves in the league to Beloits Robert Delaney, who has 28.
Reliever Jason Cairns (2-0) gave up one run on three hits, fanning one without issuing a walk over three frames to pick up the win for the Swing (31-18).
Quad Cities Steve Hill smacked his 10th homer, a three-run shot in the first inning, while Jaime Landin went 4-for-4.
Jodam Rivera went 3-for-4 and Cedric Hunter and Tom King drove in a run apiece for the Wizards (17-32).
Fort Wayne starter Brandon Gomes (0-3) yielded five runs four earned on nine hits, fanning seven in 4 2/3 innings to take the loss.
Alan Friedman is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.