Lowell closed strong, scoring a pair of late runs to topple Brooklyn, 5-3, in the regular season finale for both teams last night.
After playoff-bound Brooklyn (45-31) surged from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game in the fifth inning, the Spinners (36-40) took the lead to stay in the eighth. Mike Miller (3 for 5 with two stolen bases) led off with a single, advancing to third on an error and scoring on Jake Davies’ RBI single.
In front of numerous family members and friends, Brooklyn native Kevin Heller capped Lowell’s scoring with a solo homer in the ninth, his second of the game.
Miller helped the Spinners set a new franchise record for team stolen bases, ending with 106. Over the final three-game series, Miller went 7 for 12 with six runs scored.
In seven games with Lowell, Heller batted .333 (8 for 24) with hits in six of those games.