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Birmingham got a strong outing from Dan Philkin as the Rhinos defeated the Cardiff Dragons, 3-2, at Llandaff Fields. Philkin went 8 innings to notch the win. He scattered 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 2. His record improves to 1-0. The last-place Dragons have lost 5 straight games.
It could have been a different outcome for Birmingham, had it not been for Bartley Kilvington, the 2017 Rookie of the Year winner . Kilvington contributed a run-scoring single in the top of the second inning to put Birmingham up, 3-0.
Cardiff manager Jacob Hanbury said he was "mildly disappointed" with the loss. "We had our opportunities, but we didn't take advantage of them," he said.