Curve Down Seawolves 6-3

Curve Down Seawolves 6-3

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ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - Jameson Taillon tossed seven innings for the fourth time this season and the seventh time in his career to lead the Curve by Erie, 6-3, in first game of the series at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Three Curve players had multiple hits in the game, including Andy Vasquez, who went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs.

Altoona's offense opened it up in the bottom of the first inning. Vasquez led off with a swift homer over the right field wall for the first run of the game for either squad.  It was the first time that a Curve player led off the game with a home run this season and the first time since June 26, 2012 when Robbie Grossman did it in Harrisburg.  

Adalberto Santos singled into left field, which extended his team-best hitting streak to 14 games, and then stole second base following the leadoff homer. After Gregory Polanco struck out, Alex Dickerson grounded out up the middle to move Santos to third. Jarek Cunningham followed with a single into left to bring home Santos for the 2-0 lead.

Cunningham and Santos both finished the night 2-for-4. Cunningham notched two RBI and Santos scored two runs.

The SeaWolves kept pace in the top of the second inning, knotting things up with two runs of their own, but the Curve responded quickly in the bottom of the inning. After Vasquez popped out and Santos grounded out, Polanco bunted for a single. Dickerson singled into right to move Polanco to third base. Cunningham grounded out to short to score Polanco and retake the lead.

The Curve put it out of reach in the fourth inning. After an Ali Solis strikeout, Drew Maggi ripped a triple into right field. Vasquez singled hard up the middle to bring home Maggi. Santos then hit a single down the line into left, allowing Vasquez to reach third base. Polanco followed with a sacrifice fly to foul territory in right field, scoring Vasquez and moving Santos to second. Santos then stole third, goading Erie catcher James McCann into a wild throw that skipped into the outfield. Santos scored easily on the play for the Curve's sixth run.

Taillon (4-7) earned the win for Altoona, which was his first since May 24.   He allowed just two baserunners after the second inning while striking out seven and walking two. 

--Curve Media Relations--

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