Tampa, Fla. - A seventh inning rally allowed the Daytona Cubs (5-5) to defeat the Tampa Yankees (4-6) 3-1 to secure a series win.
Tampa took an early lead in the bottom of the fourth. After hitting a two-out single, Carmen Angelini stole second. Eduardo Sosa then singled in Angelini to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
Yankees starter Scottie Allen (1-1) allowed three runs on six hits while allowing no walks.
The Cubs got things going in the seventh. Stephen Bruno and Dustin Geiger began the inning with singles. Ben Carhart then doubled to drive in two runs. Later, Micah Gibbs hit an RBI double off of Yankees reliever Joel De La Cruz. That gave the Cubs a 3-1 lead.
Tampa appeared to have started a rally in the eighth. After a leadoff single by Mason Williams, Ben Gamel hit a ground-rule double to put the tying run on second base. Daytona reliever Austin Reed, though, was able to retire Gary Sanchez and Angelini to end the Yankee threat.
The Yankees will host the Dunedin Blue Jays (7-2) for a three game series beginning Monday at 7pm. Fans can enjoy Winning@Home Monday sponsored by Capital One Work@Home at Steinbrenner Field. If the Tampa Yankees win, fans receive a free ticket to a future 2013 home game.
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