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Maggi Walks Curve Off For 6th Win in a Row

All-Star Drew Maggi delivered the walk-off single to score fellow All-Star Alen Hanson in the bottom of the 10th inning to guide the Curve to a sixth-straight victory with a, 4 -3, extra-innings win on Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
ALTOONA – All-Star Drew Maggi delivered the walk-off single to score fellow All-Star Alen Hanson in the bottom of the 10th inning to guide the Curve to a sixth-straight victory with a, 4 -3, extra-innings win on Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The win is a sixth straight for the Curve, which is now their longest winning streak of the season, and their first in extra innings in 2014.

Hanson led off the 10th inning with a walk to bring Maggi to the plate. With the bunt on, Hanson stole second and was balked to third by Jose Valdez (1-2) with no one out to set up a nearly perfect chance for the Curve to win the game. Maggi took advantage of the chance and cashed it in for the win.

The Curve trailed most of the night for a second straight day but once again it didn’t matter in the end. After the SeaWolves put up a three-run second off All-Star starter Adrian Sampson, the righty zoned in and did not allow a run the rest of the way. He finished seven innings and permitted the three runs for his 11th quality start of the season.

His offense began to go to work in the sixth when Gift Ngoepe tripled to start the inning. Hanson followed with a double to score Ngoepe for the Curve’s first run. A few batters later, Matt Curry singled home Hanson to pull the Curve within one.

Sampson exited after seven and gave the ball to Nate Baker, who made his first appearance of 2014 with the Curve, tossed two scoreless innings to keep the game a one-run affair. In the ninth, newcomer Dan Gamache grabbed his first Double-A hit with a one-out double. Keon Broxton walked before Willy Garcia flew out for the inning’s second out. Carlos Paulino singled to center with two away to tie the game.

Hanson had the team’s only multi-hit game while the pitching trio of Sampson, Baker and Jeff Inman (1-0) tossed eight scoreless innings after Erie scored three runs in the second.

Altoona (35-54) looks to extend the streak to seven when they meet Erie (39-49) for a 5:30 p.m. doubleheader Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.

The Curve plan to send LHP Zack Dodson (2-4, 4.59) to the bump in the first game of the series while Erie counters with RHP Warwick Saupold (4-8, 6.24). Neither team has announced a starter for the second game.

--Altoona Curve Media Relations

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