Ryan Miller and Jake Bauers homered in support of Kyle Lloyd, who pitched the TinCaps to an 8-4 win over Dayton on Sunday in the opener of a three-game series at Parkview Field.
Lloyd (2-1) went six innings and held Dayton to two runs on seven hits. He lowered his ERA to 2.27.
The TinCaps (20-29) jumped on Amir Garrett and beat him for the second time this month. In three-plus innings, Garrett (0-4) was charged with six earned runs on six hits and four walks.
After Bauers singled leading off the second, Miller hit his third home run. The TinCaps added an RBI single by Dustin Peterson and scored on an error to make it 4-1.
They put together a three-run fourth, getting bases-loaded walks from Mallex Smith and Fernando Perez before Franmil Reyes made it 7-2 on a sacrifice fly.
Bauers hit his second homer in the fifth.
Justin Livengood gave up two runs in two innings for the TinCaps before Eric Yardley pitched a scoreless ninth.
Dayton (27-21) got a pair of RBI singles from Avain Rachal.
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