Willy Garcia collected his first home run of since June 30 in the second inning and gave Altoona the early lead. The Curve left fielder belted a 1-2 pitch over the left field wall that scored Elias Diaz.
The Baysox came to within one in the bottom half of the inning. After a fielding error by Josh Bell put Chris Marrero at second, Marrero advanced to third on a groundout to second and scored on another ball hit towards second to make it a 2-1 lead.
Altoona tallied their third run of the game in the fourth. Stetson Allie led off the inning with a double off the wall in left and scored when Diaz grounded a double inside the first base bag.
Harlan (1-1) earned his first Double-A win after he allowed one unearned run on just five hits. The California native walked just one batter and also struck out one. Bowie’s All-Star Tim Berry (5-6) took the loss after he allowed three runs over five innings. Kenn Kasparek entered the game with a pair of inherited runners in the eighth, worked out of that jam, and ultimately picked up the four-out save. The save was Kasparek’s team-best seventh of the season.
-Curve Media Relations
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