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Curve starters’ return has no impact in loss

On deck

Saturday: Altoona at Binghamton, 6:35 p.m.

Sunday: Altoona at Binghamton, 1:05

Record: 18-19

Radio: Both games can be heard on WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM

From Mirror reports

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve got some good news off the field Friday, but it didn’t translate to success once the team took the field looking to extend a winning streak.

Second baseman and top Pirates prospect Nick Gonzales returned to the lineup after missing more than two months with a foot injury. And outfielder Lolo Sanchez returned after missing seven weeks with an oblique injury.

But their presence didn’t boost Altoona’s offense, which was shut out in a 2-0 loss to Binghamton at Maritoba Stadium. The loss snapped the Curve’s three-game winning streak.

Gonzalez went 0-for-3, while Sanchez was 0-for-4.

There’s hope that last year’s No. 1 draft pick, Henry Davis, can rejoin the Curve before too long, as well. That along with the return of Gonzales and Sanchez could provide a boost down the stretch for the club.

Jeff Passantino (1-1) gave up one run on two hits in three innings to take the loss. The Rumble Ponies scored single runs in the second and sixth innings, and that held up all night.

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