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Curve Edge B-Mets 3-2

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ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - The Altoona Curve used an eighth inning rally to defeat the Binghamton Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Jameson Taillon returned to the mound for Altoona turning in a strong outing but did not factor in the decision.  

Alen Hanson came to the plate with the Curve trailing 2-1 in the bottom half of the eighth inning.  Hanson beat out an infield single for his first hit in Double-A to start the Curve rally.  Adalberto Santos crushed a double into deep left field to drive in Hanson and tie the game up at two.  Alex Dickerson followed with an RBI-single to score Santos and put the Curve in front for good, 3-2.  

Altoona (51-57) manufactured the first run of the game in the bottom half of the fourth inning to take their first lead of the series.  Gregory Polanco worked a walk, stole second, and then advanced to third on an errant throw by B-Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud.  Mel Rojas Jr. followed with a perfect squeeze bunt up the first base line to drive home Polanco and make it 1-0.  

Binghamton tied the game with a run in the top of the fifth inning against Taillon.  In his return to the mound, Taillon worked five innings allowing just four hits and one run, while striking out six.  The right-hander tossed 73 pitches (53 strikes) in his first start since July 18.

Darin Gorski allowed just one earned run in seven innings of work for Binghamton, but he also took a no decision.  Adam Kolarek (2-2) took the loss allowing a pair of runs on three hits in one inning of relief.    

Zack Thornton (1-0) worked two innings and allowed one run, while striking out three to earn the victory.  Luis Sanz came on in the ninth inning and worked around a one-out walk to earn his 13th save of the season.  

Jarek Cunnigham extended his hitting streak to a season-high seven games with a one-out double in the bottom half of the seventh inning. 

--Curve Media Relations--


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