LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Lugnuts got to Burlington Bees starter Dylan King early, then had to hold on late for a 5-4 win in Thursday’s Class A Midwest League game at Cooley Law School Stadium.
The Lugnuts scored all of their runs in the first three innings off King (0-1).
Kyle Tyler held Lansing scoreless over the next six innings as the Bees tried to rally.
Burlington got three runs in the fourth. Spencer Griffin scored on a wild pitch. Francisco Del Valle scored on Justin Jones’ triple, then Jones scored on Connor Fitzsimons’ single.
Kevin Maitan’s solo home run got the Bees to within 5-4, but that would be the end of the scoring.
Will McAffer (3-3) was the winning pitcher. Cre Finfrock got the save.
The two teams conclude their three-game series on Friday night.