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Curve pick up victory

Altoona scores three in seventh to snap its skid vs. B-Mets

July 4, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Just like the rain stopped in Binghamton, the Curve's five-game losing streak to the B-Mets came to a halt on Wednesday.

Thanks to a three-run seventh, the Curve battled back to beat the B-Mets, 6-3, at NYSEG Stadium before 5,098 on Wednesday. It was the first game of the series that wasn't affected by rain.

It was also the Curve's first win against the B-Mets since May 29, and Altoona has now won three of its last four games after going on a five-game losing streak.

In a reverse of how the Curve surrendered the winning runs on Tuesday, Binghamton reliever Adam Kolarek walked Gregory Polanco with the bases-loaded, breaking a 3-3 tie in the seventh. The bases-loaded walk comes one night after Curve pitcher Quinton Miller walked in two runs. Polanco finished the game, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

The Curve then scored two more runs after the walk, capping of a three-run seventh, including Alex Dickerson knocking in his second run. Dickerson, who scored once, went 2-for-4 and finished with two RBIs. Dickerson, who hit .300 in June with 18 RBIs, has already driven in three runs in the first two games in July.

Cory Mazzoni (4-3) got the loss, and it was just the sixth loss that Binghamton has suffered since June 1.

David Bromberg (4-8) got the win for the Curve. It is the right-handers first win since he beat his former team, New Britain, on June 12.

Bromberg allowed just four hits and three runs. He also struck out seven. Luis Sanz earned his ninth save of the year after striking out the side in the ninth.

The Curve return home tonight, taking on Erie for five games before the All-Star break begins next week.

Game recap

Key player: RF Alex Dickerson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, his 36th this year.

Key play: CF Gregory Polanco worked a bases-loaded walk that broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning.

Key stat: The Curve have won three of their last four games.

How they scored

Bottom 1st: Puello singled, scored on Dykstra homer (0-2).

Top 1st: Dickerson singled, scored on Maggi single (1-2).

Top 5th: Rojas walked, scored on Santos single (2-2); Santos singled, scored on Dickerson single (3-2).

Bottom 6th: Rodriguez doubled, scored on Taijeron double (3-3).

Top 7th: Vasquez walked, scored on Polanco walk (4-3); Rojas singled, scored on fielder's choice (5-3); Santos walked, scored when Dickerson was caught stealing (6-3).

 
 

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