Jen-Ho Tseng carried a perfect game into the fifth inning and the Cougars backed him up with 16 hits for a 10-1 road victory over the Lansing Lugnuts on Friday at Cooley Law School Stadium.
For the Cougars (19-8, 64-33), the win secured their eighth straight series victory. Lansing fell to 13-14 in the second half and 45-51 on the season.
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Tseng (5-0) retired the first the first 14 batters he saw before surrendering a two-out single to D.J. Davis in the fifth. Tseng finished with six scoreless innings and allowed only one more base runner when he walked Mike Reeves to lead off the sixth.
The Cougars offense struck early with seven runs in the first four frames. Jeimer Candelario blasted a solo home run in the second inning, and the Cougars added four more in the third with help from a three-run homer by Cael Brockmeyer. Right fielder Shawon Dunston went 3-for-4, scoring 3 runs and knocking in a pair of runs. Brockmeyer also finished the night with 3 hits and 4 RBI. Chase De Jong (0-6) suffered the loss for Lansing, giving up seven runs.
Kyuji Fujikawa made his second straight rehab appearance facing four batters in relief. The Cubs' right-hander struck out a pair of hitters and allowed one unearned run.