LOWELL, Mass. - For the second consecutive game, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers' bullpen failed to hold a lead, as Mahoning Valley squandered leads of 3-2 and 4-3 before losing 5-4 in 13 innings to the Lowell Spinners on Wednesday night.
The Scrappers lost 5-4 to Connecticut on Monday.
Lowell's David Chester singled home Deven Marrero to tie the game and Matthew Gedman singled to plate Kendrick Perkins with the game-winning run in the 13th against Scrappers reliever Rafael Homblert.
Mahoning Valley took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 13th as Aaron Siliga singled to right field to score Charlie Valerio.
The loss wasted an outstanding effort by Mahoning Valley starter Luis DeJesus, who allowed just two runs on two hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out five but did not receive a decision.
The Scrappers rallied from a 2-0 deficit, as they tied the game in the sixth and took a 3-2 lead in the eighth as Valerio singled in Joseph Wendle.
Lowell tied the game in the bottom of the ninth as Chester singled to score Marrero against Mahoning Valley reliever Cody Penny.
Valerio tied the game 2-2 in the sixth with his second home run of the season.
The Scrappers play game two of their three-game series against Lowell tonight at 7:05.