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Kent dominates as Cavs down Aces
Canberra starter works 6 1/3 scoreless frames
01/06/2018 11:22 PM ET
Robbie Perkins hit a grand slam in Canberra's big win over Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Robbie Perkins hit a grand slam in Canberra's big win over Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

Canberra starter Steven Kent threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings and Robbie Perkins hit a grand slam as the Cavs secured a series win over Melbourne on Sunday.

Kent recorded nine strikeouts as Canberra completed a dominant 11-6 win at Melbourne Ballpark to move three games clear of the Aces in third spot.

Perkins' seventh-inning grand slam broke the game wide open, pushing the Cavs' lead to double figures.

Buddy Reed homered for the third time in the series and Jay Baum went deep and recorded three RBIs in a strong offensive display by Canberra.

But Kent was the standout, scattering three hits across 6 1/3 strong innings on the mound, as he picked up a second win of the season.

The Cavs continued their series trend of scoring early when Reed scored on a Kandilas' groundball in the first.

Kandilas and Baum then drove in runs in the third, ahead of a wild pitch making it 4-0.

With Melbourne starter Jon Kennedy on a pitch count, the third inning was his last.

Reed extended the advantage with a solo home run off Matt Marksberry in the fifth.

A five-run seventh, punctuated by Perkins' slam, put the result beyond doubt.

The hosts got on the board in the eighth with Darryl George and Brett Cumberland taking Grant Piccoli deep.

Delmon Young then hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth.

The blast was Young's first ABL homer at Melbourne Ballpark.

Canberra (15-12) hosts bottom-side Adelaide in round eight, starting Thursday night.

The Aces (12-15) travel to Brisbane to face the league-leading Bandits.

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