RubberDucks Game Recap
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WP: Dillon Tate (7-5) LP: Argenis Angulo (2-5) Save: Branden Kline (15)
Bowie's Austin Hays smacked a two-run home run, and Dillon Tate worked into the seventh inning and allowed just two runs, as the Baysox defeated the Akron RubberDucks, 5-3, Monday night at Canal Park in Akron, Ohio.
The Baysox (64-67) scored three of their runs in the third inning when they batted around against Argenis Angulo (2-5). Erik Salcedo drove in the first run of the game with a RBI triple, and Hays followed with a towering homer to left to extend the lead to 3-0. The Sox then loaded the bases with three more singles, but Angulo wiggled out of the jam without further damage. It was the 10th homer of the year for Hays.
Akron starter Aaron Civale was taken out of the game after just eight pitches due to a right shoulder injury. James Karinchak came in cold and tossed 1.2 scoreless innings. Angulo worked two innings, and Kieran Lovegrove chipped in three scoreless frames. The Sox got to right-hander Nick Sandlin for a pair of runs in the eighth to make it 5-2. Lefty R.C. Orlan pitched a scoreless ninth.
The RubberDucks (74-59) couldn't muster much offense against Dillon Tate (7-5). The right-hander pitched into the seventh inning and allowed just two runs on seven hits. After a pair of Ducks hits in the third, Alexis Pantoja drove in a run with a fielder's choice to make it 3-1. Mark Mathias belted a run-scoring double in the seventh to pull the Ducks to within 3-2 at the time. That hit knocked Tate from the game. Mathias was 2-3 on the night. Sam Haggerty and Andrew Calica had back-to-back, lead-off singles in the eighth, but Zach Pop limited the damage to one run on a fielder's choice grounder by Nellie Rodriguez to make it 5-3.
Akron has lost two straight and still have a magic number of one (1) for clinching a playoff berth…Altoona lost at home to Richmond and remain one game ahead of the Ducks in the EL West…The Ducks have seven games left… The Sox have won three games in a row…Baysox closer Branden Kline made quick work of the Ducks in the ninth to earn his 15th save…Time of game: 2:52… Attendance: 4,431.
On the Pond
The RubberDucks and Baysox will continue the four-game series Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel, and the TuneIn Radio App.
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