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ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - Alex Dickerson continued to hit nearly everything in sight for the Curve on Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with an RBI, but his day was not enough in a, 3-2, loss to the Bowie Baysox on Tuesday night.  With the loss, the Curve are 0-5 versus Bowie in 2013 and 12-25 since the beginning of 2010.  

Curve starter Eliecer Navarro (2-3) was overpowering through the first two innings, retiring the first six Bowie batters on four strikeouts a ground out and a fly out. However, the Baysox opened things up in the third inning.

Garabez Rosa led off the inning with a hard double down the left-field line. Luis Martinez grounded out to shortstop and Chris Pettit singled into right to score Rosa for the first run of the evening. Trayvon Robinson walked, and both he and Petit advanced on a wild pitch.

Niuman Romero then flew out to center, scoring Rosa easily for the 2-0 lead. Caleb Joseph followed with a line drive triple to right field, scoring Robinson to go up 3-0.

The Curve pitching and defense locked down Bowie's offense from there as the Curve offense began to chip away at the three-run deficit. Dickerson led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a single into center. After a Jarek Cunningham pop out, Justin Howard singled on a line drive to center, moving Dickerson to third. Charlie Cutler followed with a liner of his own to left to load the bases. Carlos Paulinothen grounded into a force-out at second, scoring Dickerson for the Curve's first run.

Altoona closed the gap to one in the eighth. After Mel Rojas, Jr. struck out and Adalberto Santos grounded out to third, Gregory Polanco walked and reached second on a wild pitch. Dickerson then ripped a double into the left-center gap to score Polanco and close to 3-2. It was too little, too late, as Altoona couldn't get another across the plate the rest of the way.

Navarro was overpowering except for his third-inning hiccup. He went seven innings, which tied a career-high, and allowed three hits, three runs, and a walk--all in the third. He finished with six strikeouts.

Howard had the Curve's only other multi-hit game besides Dickerson's three-hit day as he was 2-for-4.  Dickerson now has four straight games with at least two hits and has multi-hit games in six of his last seven contests.  In 13 games this month, the Poway, Calif. native is batting .442 (23-for-52) with three homers and 11 RBI.

Altoona also received two more scoreless innings from the bullpen, which has allowed one run since the break in 16.2 IP.   

--Curve Media Relations--
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