Curve All-Stars help West win

RICHMOND, Va. — Two Curve pitchers did their part to help the Western Division shut out the Eastern Division in the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday night.

The Western squad won, 5-0, before 9,560 fans at The Diamond, in a game hosted by the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Curve starter Pedro Vasquez pitched a scoreless third inning, and reliever Beau Sulser retired the only two batters he faced in the seventh inning.

The Curve’s third All-Star, catcher Jason Delay, did not start but played the second half of the game. He batted twice, flying out to left field in the fifth inning and hitting a line drive single to center in the eighth.

The Western stars scored a run in the first, two in the second, one in the fourth and one in the sixth.

The Curve, off three days for the All-Star break, get back in action tonight with the opener of a four-game series at Erie.

Altoona swept a three-game set at home from the SeaWolves last weekend, and now the teams will meet four more times. The Curve trail Bowie by 2 1/2 games and Erie by 1 1/2 games in the standings as the second half gets under way.

The Curve do have the second-best overall record in the EL for the season at 47-38, and they are a season-high nine games over .500.

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