LANSING – Steven Johnson needed little run support en route to his league leading ninth win of the year, as the Great Lakes Loons shutout the Lansing Lugnuts 2-0 at before 2,113 fans Oldsmobile Park Monday night. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak for the Lugnuts.
Johnson (9-2) hurled 7 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball for the Loons as he picked up his second win against the Lugnuts this season. He scattered seven hits, all singles, and tied a career high with 10 strikeouts.
Lansing's offense sputtered all night as they had just four runners in scoring position during the entire game.
The Loons would take the lead in the first inning, as Jovanny Rosario scored from second base when Lansing left-fielder Yohermyn Chavez dropped a fly ball. The run put the visitors up 1-0.
Great Lakes added their only other run in the third inning when they received three straight singles from Kenley Jansen, Rosario, and Erik Kanaby. Kanaby's hit plated Jansen, pushing the lead to 2-0.
Trystan Magnuson (0-7) threw a season-high five innings for Lansing and allowed just one earned run in the start, but took his seventh loss of the season. Magnuson gave up five hits and did not strike out or walk a single batter.