RubberDucks Game Recap
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WP: David Speer (4-2) LP: Beau Burrows (10-9) Save: Rob Kaminsky (4)
Akron's Nellie Rodriguez had three hits, and Rob Kaminsky notched his fourth save, as the RubberDucks slipped by the Erie SeaWolves, 3-2, Thursday night at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio.
The RubberDucks (73-56) jumped on Erie starter Beau Burrows (10-9) with two runs in the first inning. Sam Haggerty singled to lead off the inning and scored on a double by Andrew Calica. Ka'ai Tom added an RBI single to drive in Calica and give the Ducks an early 2-0 lead.
Matt Whitehouse started and worked the first three innings for the RubberDucks. He allowed only a solo homer in the second inning to Dominic Ficociello. James Karinchak tossed a scoreless fourth inning. David Speer (4-2) earned the win by hurling 1.1 shutout innings. Argenis Angulo (1.2 IP) followed Speer and also provided scoreless relief. Jordan Milbrath gave up an RBI single to Troy Montgomery in the eighth to make it 3-2, but lefty Kaminsky pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fourth save in as many chances.
Rodriguez slapped an RBI single in the third inning. He finished 3-4 on the night, with three singles. Calica 2-3, with a double, a steal and a walk.
The RubberDucks won the final three games of the series with the SeaWolves (60-69)…The Ducks maintained a half-game lead over Altoona, who beat Harrisburg, 6-3…Time of game: 3:06… Attendance: 4,227.
On the Pond
The RubberDucks will continue the homestand on Friday night at 7:05 when they welcome in the Harrisburg Senators for the opener of a three-game series. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App.
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