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Marauders Clinch Playoff Spot

Marauders Clinch Playoff Spot


Altoona Curve� 11,� Reading Phillies� 2 ...��� (box)
Two 5-run innings gave the Curve the boost they needed tonight.� 2B Chase d'Arnaud led the charge with 4 hits, including a double and 2 triples, and 1B Matt Hague had 3 singles and 3 RBI.
The first big rally came in the 3rd, when the Curve sent 10 batters to the plate.� LF Yung Chi Chen led off with a double, and went to third on a ground out.� Pitcher Justin Wilson struck out, and the rest of the rally went on with two outs.� D'Arnaud doubled, plating Chen.� 3B Jim Negrych was hit by a pitch, and SS Jordy Mercer walked to load the bases.� Hague singled, bringing in both d'Arnaud and Negrych, and C Hector Gimenez singled, scoring Mercer.� The R-Phils brought in a new pitcher, and RF Miles Durham greeted him with a double, which brough...

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