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Scoring late not enough to keep Curve from loss

Next stop

Tonight: Altoona at

New Hampshire, 7:05 p.m.

Pitching matchup: Curve RHP Carmen Mlodzinski vs. Cats RHP Adam Kloffenstein

Record: 31-34

From Mirror reports

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve rallied late to give themselves a chance Wednesday night, only to see New Hampshire win in walk-off fashion in the ninth inning.

Altoona scored two runs in the eighth to pull even, but wound up losing, 5-4, to the Fisher Cats at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

With the first half of the season winding down, the Curve have dropped back to three games below .500 at 31-34. They are in fourth place in the Southwest Division where Akron is in first place at 38-27. New Hampshire is 29-36 in the Northeast Division, good for third place.

The Curve tied it at 4-4 in the eighth with an RBI groundout by Blake Sabol and the help of a New Hampshire error.

The Fisher Cats loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth off reliever J.C. Flowers (4-5), and Zac Cook won it with a sacrifice fly.

Lolo Sanchez went 3-for-4 for Altoona. Henry Davis was hit by a pitch — for the 16th time this season — and went 0-for-3 for the Curve. Last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick is now 3-for-35 since coming up to Double-A.

In other Eastern League action, Erie defeated Bowie, 5-4 in 11 innings, Reading bested Binghamton, 9-3, Akron crushed Harrisburg, 17-2, which included an 11-run seventh inning, Hartford downed Somerset, 9-5, while Portland-Richmond was rained out.

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