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Bandits blast eight homers in Aces rout
David Sutherland goes deep three times in big win
01/11/2018 6:48 AM ET
Lin Chih-sheng hit a fifth-inning grand slam in Brisbane's 23-6 win over Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Lin Chih-sheng hit a fifth-inning grand slam in Brisbane's 23-6 win over Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (Wendy van den Akker)

Brisbane hit eight home runs - including four off former big leaguer Mark Hamburger - in a dominant 23-6 win over Melbourne on Thursday night.

David Sutherland went deep three times and Lin Chih-sheng twice, including once with the bases loaded, in a pure show of offensive power at Holloway Field.

Catcher Adam Weisenburger, his replacement Jake Turcato and designated hitter Daniel Nilsson also homered as the Bandits racked up 23 runs on 23 hits.

Darryl George and Tyler Neslony went deep - in back-to-back at-bats - as did Craig Maddox for the visitors as 11 homers were hit for the game.

Brisbane starter Ryan Bollinger settled first after both he and counterpart Hamburger were hit hard early.

Bollinger gave up four runs in the first two innings but none more, giving up seven hits and striking out six before leaving the game after five innings.

The left-hander took a hard line drive in the fifth but completed the innings to pick up the win.

Hamburger lasted just 2 1/3 innings after giving up 10 runs on 13 hits in a tough outing.

Lin hit a grand slam in the fifth off reliever Christian Meister and finished with six RBIs but Sutherland stole the show with three homers for the Bandits.

The first baseman went 4-for-6 with five RBIs.

Brisbane - which scored three runs in three games away to Melbourne earlier in the season - improved to 20-7 following the big win.

The series continues at 6.30pm local time on Friday.

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