The Curve had two runners on base in the bottom of the inning, when Hague walked and Gimenez was hit by a pitch, but ground outs got the Senators out of that situation.� Hansen gave up a single and also hit a batter in the 9th, but he kept the Senators from scoring again.
The Curve made one last push in the bottom of the 9th.� CF Anthony Norman led off with a single, and pinch-hitter Yung Chi Chen lined another single into right field, sending Norman to third base.� D'Arnaud grounded out to first, allowing Norman to score.� Then SS Jordy Mercer singled through the hole and into left field.� Chen came around from second to score, as the throw from left field to second base was high, allowing Mercer to slide in safely under it.� That was all the Curve could get.� A new relief pitcher got Hague to ground out to end the game.
The two teams will meet again in Game 2 on Thursday, again in Altoona.� Jeff Locke is scheduled to make the start for the Curve.� The Trenton Thunder beat the New Ha...
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