AKRON, OHIO - The Akron Aeros used an offensive outburst to defeat the Altoona Curve 10-3 on Saturday night at Canal Park.
Akron jumped out to an early lead stringing together six hits in the bottom of the first inning to jump in front of the Curve, 5-0.
Alex Dickerson led off the top half of the fourth inning with a single to get the Curve offense going. After a one-out walk to Justin Howard, Andy Vasquez smacked an RBI-double to deep center field to make it a 5-1 game. Carlos Paulino followed by reaching on a throwing error that allowed both Howard and Vasquez to score cutting the Aeros lead to 5-3.
Akron's offense would not let up though putting up another five spot in the bottom half of the frame. Jesus Aguilar had the big blow with a three-run home run for Akron that made it a 10-3 game.
Jameson Taillon worked 3.1 innings allowing 13 hits and 10 runs all of which were earned while walking one and striking out a pair. Zach McAllister went 3.1 innings in his first rehab start for the Aeros (45-48) allowing four hits and two runs on 61 pitches.
Kenn Kasparek turned in a brilliant outing out of the bullpen for the Curve. The right-hander worked a season-long 3.2 innings allowing three hits and walk while striking out four. Paolo Espino (2-2) earned the victory for the Aeros working four scoreless innings in relief.
Charlie Cutler and Dickerson each recorded multi-hit games for the Curve offense.
The final game of the four-game series in Akron is slated for 2:05 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. RHP David Bromberg (4-8, 3.63) will head to the mound for the Curve (41-51). Bromberg will be making his third start of the season against the Aeros and his first since suffering the loss in Akron on June 28. He will be opposed by RHP Toru Murata (3-4, 4.11). Murata has allowed just two earned runs to Altoona in two starts this season.
--Altoona Curve Media Relations