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Heat take early game of doubleheader
Hall, Turnbull homer as Perth snap streak
12/30/2017 4:22 AM ET
Jake Turnbull put Perth ahead with his first home run of the season (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Jake Turnbull put Perth ahead with his first home run of the season (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Ben Southall)

Perth used home runs by Alex Hall and Jake Turnbull to end a three-game losing streak against Canberra at Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark on Saturday.

The Heat took game one of their doubleheader with the Cavs 5-2, returning to second spot with a one-game buffer over Canberra.

Cavs' infielder Jay Baum continued his domination of Perth, opening the scoring with an RBI-double a day after driving in three runs during Canberra's 4-3 game one victory.

Alex Hall's second homer of the season - a solo shot to right field - drew the Heat level in the second before Casey McElroy scored in the third to give the visitors another lead.

Turnbull put Perth up for good with a three-run shot in the fifth of the seven-inning contest.

Ulrich Bojarski singled and Hall walked before Turnbull went deep with his first home run of the season.

Luke Hughes scored on a sacrifice fly by Bojarski in the bottom of the sixth to make it 5-2.

Heat starter Kyle Simon worked six impressive innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six.

Cavs' starter Lake Bachar was also effective, striking out eight and giving up five runs on four hits and four walks during six innings.

Dylan Thompson closed out the game for Perth with a scoreless seventh.

The win lifted the Heat back to second place, behind Brisbane, and one game clear of Canberra.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.