Sens Rally in the Ninth for a 4-3 Win Over Altoona

Joseph hits go-ahead 2-run HR in the 9th inning

By Harrisburg Senators | September 3, 2017 6:29 PM ET

The Harrisburg Senators downed the Altoona Curve 4-3 in the completion of Saturday's suspended contest. Corban Joseph hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth to give the Senators the comeback win.

Prior to the rain-delay on Saturday, the Curve struck first when Jin-De Jhang scored on a wild pitch in the second. The Senators tied the game in the fourth Osvaldo Abreu singled in Dan Gamache, who doubled to start the inning. 

With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the sixth, the game was suspended Saturday night and resumed Sunday afternoon. 

The Senators took the lead with a run on three consecutive singles in the sixth, capped by an RBI single by Yadiel Hernandez. Altoona tied the game on a run-scoring single in the seventh.

The game remained tied until Mitchell Tolman hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth to give the Curve a 2-1 lead. 

In the ninth inning, with the Senators down to their final two outs, the club rallied for the lead. With one out and Khayyan Nofork at second, Joseph hit a two-run home run to right-center, giving the Senators a 4-3 lead. Andrew Robinson allowed just one hit in a scoreless bottom of the ninth to notch his 13th save and seal the Senators' 4-3 victory.

Brady Dragmire (5-1) picked up the win in relief after taking over when the game resumed Sunday, allowing two runs in seven innings. Johnny Hellweg (0-1) took the loss. Joseph finished with three hits to lead the Senators while Jose Marmolejos extended his hitting streak to 17 games with his ninth inning single. 

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

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