And 10 for the Capitals!

And 10 for Capitals!


After a short slump at the end of June, the Capitales de Québec regained their early-season composure, winning their 10th consecutive game by beating the Titans 6-4, Friday in Ottawa.

The Old Capital team thus scored its 40th victory of the season, becoming the first formation of the Frontier League to reach this plateau.

< p>Patrick Scalabrini's men, however, experienced a good scare at the end of the game. The Titans came within a hair's breadth of capping a comeback that began when they were down 6-2, as Jason Dicochea put the hosts on the line with a ninth-inning single. Reliever Samuel Adames, however, managed to retire the next batter to sign his 12th save of the season.

The Titans trusted Evan Grills (3-3) for seven innings on the mound, a gamble that didn't pay off. He gave up earned runs to five different Capitals players and allowed nine hits.

Cubans Yordan Manduley and Yoelkis Guibert got the ball rolling in the second, sending teammates to the plate respectively under 'a single and an optional.

Jeffry Parra then gave the visitors the lead with a productive single, then Garrett Takamatsu was hit by a pitch as the bases were loaded. Finally, in the same game, Manduley and Guibert scored following an optional and a defensive error.

Codie Paiva (3-2) added a victory to his record by allowing five hits and four earned runs in six innings, including a long pitch by Clay Fisher late in the game. Jacob Sanford and Jacob Talamente, with a productive double each, and Didochea, with a sacrifice fly, completed the scoring.

This is a third consecutive loss for the Titans, who have just losing their series against the Aigles in Trois-Rivières.

The Capitals and the Titans will meet on Saturday at Ottawa Stadium.