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Durham’s Grand Slam Sparks Curve; Marte Back With A Homer

Durham’s Grand Slam Sparks Curve; Marte Back With A Homer


State College Spikes� 6,� Mahoning Valley Scrappers� 4 (box)
Both 1B Matt Curry and RF Cole White went 3-for-3 tonight as the Spikes held on for the win, despite late-inning rallies by the Scrappers.� Curry singled in both the 1st and 4th innings, but did not score either time.� White was hit by a pitch in the 2nd but was forced out at second base.� Then he led off the 5th inning with a single, and moved to second base on C Matt Skirving's sacrifice bunt.� 3B Kelson Brown also singled, and CF Mel Rojas doubled both of them in, to give the Spikes a 2-0 lead.
Curry led off the 6th inning with his third single and he stole second base.� DH Chase Lyles walked, and both runners moved up a base when SS Walker Gourley grounded out.� White's second hit of the game brought Curry home.� Then Lyle...

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