Akron Edges NH, 2-1, in Rain-Shortened Game

Joey Murray's quality start not enough to beat Akron, rain

Josh Palacios knocked in New Hampshire's only run on Wednesday Night.

By Bob Lipman / New Hampshire Fisher Cats | August 7, 2019 9:49 PM

Manchester, NH - Despite a quality start from Joey Murray  (L, 0-2), the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays Double-A affiliate) took a rain-shortened 2-1 loss to the Akron RubberDucks (Cleveland Indians) on Wednesday night at Delta Dental Stadium.

With Akron leading 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh and Kevin Smith  at the plate, the skies opened up with heavy rain. The tarp was put on the field, and following a 32-minute rain delay, the game was ruled complete after six innings.

The game-winning run came home on an RBI single from Oscar Gonzalez in the top of the sixth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie. 

The Fisher Cats had drawn even in the bottom of the fourth. Nash Knight  singled and moved up to second on a wild pitch. Josh Palacios  drove in the run with a single to center field.

Akron's two-out rally in the top of the second inning gave the RubberDucks an early run. Alex Call doubled and scored on a single by Alexis Pantoja.

Knight led the way for New Hampshire's offense, finishing 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. 

The Fisher Cats and RubberDucks conclude the series on Thursday at 12:05 p.m. It's Summer Camp Day at Delta Dental Stadium. For tickets and information, visit nhfishercats.com.

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

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