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Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Monday and begin a three-game home series against Portland tonight at 6:30.

SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve RHP Austin Coley (0-0, 3.00) vs. Sea Dogs RHP Denyi Reyes (1-7, 4.42).

STEALING SECOND: The Sea Dogs have the worst record in the Eastern League at 21-37. But they also had the worst record when they won three out of four against the visiting Curve late last month.

ROUNDING THIRD: The Curve’s 7-2 record this month is tops in the EL.

HEADING HOME: Peoples Natural Gas Field is in the Elite 8 of the Ballpark Digest Best of the Ballparks fan vote contest for Double-A. PNG Field finished as the runner-up in the contest last year to Hartford’s Dunkin’ Donuts Park. This year, PNG Field already has advanced through two rounds of voting to get to the Elite 8. The current round has Altoona’s ballpark going up against Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas, a club owned by former Curve owner Chuck Greenberg. This round runs through 3 p.m. Thursday, and fans can vote online every day from each one of their devices at ballparkdigest.com.

— Cory Giger

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