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Calixte's grand slam keys Cougars

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Special to the Daily Herald

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- In what could be a possible first-round playoff series preview, the Kane County Cougars scored five times in the first inning and held on to defeat the Quad Cities River Bandits 5-4 on Saturday evening.

The Cougars' Angel Franco scored on a dropped flyball in the first. Cheslor Cuthbert's single and a walk to Jake Kuebler loaded the bases for Orlando Calixte, who belted his second home run, a grand slam.

Santiago Garrido notched his first win of the season after 3 straight losses. Jason Mitchell pitched 3 innings of 2-hit ball and Chas Byrne notched his eighth save in 9 chances.