Late homers lift Tides to 11-6 win

Robert Andino is congratulated after scoring Norfolk's second run Sunday. (Megan Morrow)

August 1, 2010 4:07 PM ET

Jeff Salazar and Nolan Reimold homered in a five-run eighth inning, lifting the Tides to an 11-6 comeback win over the Indianapolis Indians on a soggy Sunday night at Harbor Park.

With the score knotted at 6-6, Salazar connected on a one-out, two-run blast off of Daniel Moskos (0-4) that gave the Tides the lead. Four batters later, Reimold launched an opposite field drive off of Moskos into the Tides bullpen in right field, extending the advantage to 11-6.

The Tides plated each of their 11 runs in the sixth inning or later, as they rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to pick up their eighth win in 11 games at home.

In addition to Salazar and Reimold, Michael Aubrey, Scott Moore and Robert Andino each added two hits in the win, with Andino extending his season-best hitting streak to 13 games.

Brandon Moss once again led the Indians offense, as he slugged a two-run homer for the second straight night. Moss now has 19 home runs and 76 RBI on the season.

Jim Hoey (3-0) earned the win by striking out the only two batters he faced in the eighth inning.

Tides starter Zach Britton did not factor in the decision, as he struggled with his control in four innings of work. Britton allowed four runs - two earned - on four hits and two walks, but threw just 35 of his 74 pitches for strikes.

The two clubs will square off again Monday night at Harbor Park, with first pitch scheduled for 7:15. Rick VandenHurk will make his Tides debut against right-hander Mike Crotta (5-5, 4.88).

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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