RubberDucks Game Recap
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WP: Jacob Lee (1-0) LP: Greg Ross (5-4) Save: Robbie Aviles (2)
RubberDucks first baseman Bobby Bradley knocked in two runs on his 25th double of the year in the eighth inning to give Akron a 6-5 win over the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday night at FNB Field.
With the game tied at two and the bases loaded in the eighth, Bobby Bradley hit his 25th double of the season, scoring Ivan Castillo and Joe Sever to put the Ducks up 4-2.
Ducks starter Matt Esparza gave up one run in each of the first two innings, but allowed no damage the rest of the game. Esparza finished with six innings, three hits, two runs, all earned, two walks and a strikeout. Jacob Lee relieved Esparza in the seventh and pitched a scoreless inning. Mitch Brown took the mound in the bottom of the eighth inning and gave up three runs on three singles. Robbie Aviles came on for Akron in the bottom of the ninth and pitched a perfect inning for the save. Harrisburg starter Greg Ross went seven innings, allowing six hits, four runs, three earned, and a walk with nine strikeouts.
Down 2-0 in the seventh the Ducks got on the board with a Taylor Murphy single to left that scored Bobby Bradley. The Ducks took the lead in the eighth with a five-run inning, starting with a bases-loaded groundout from Joe Sever. Akron reloaded the bases for Bobby Bradley, who gave the Ducks a 4-2 lead on a two-run double. Dorssys Paulino followed up with his 11th double of the year, a two-run hit giving Akron a 6-2 lead. Bradley finished with three hits, including two doubles.
Catcher Eric Haase and reliever Cameron Hill were promoted to Triple-A Columbus before the game… Daniel Salters replaced Juan De La Cruz at catcher in the eighth inning after being called up from High-A Lynchburg… Joe Sever has hit safely in 11 consecutive games… Time of Game: 2:48… Attendance: 5,793.
The RubberDucks will play the first of a four-game series, their last of the season against the SeaWolves Friday. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Shao-Ching Chiang (1-2, 6.51) is expected to take the mound for Akron against Erie's Beau Burrows (6-4, 4.79). The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1350 AM, the WARF iHeart channel and the TuneIn Radio App.
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