Altoona took an early 4-0 lead on Friday in the first of four games at Bowie, then held off the Baysox for a 5-3 win.  The Curve scored two in the first on RBI singles by Brock Holt and Matt Curry.  They added two in the second when Quincy Latimore and Robbie Grossman hit back-to-back doubles, and Jarek Cunningham later singled in Grossman.  Jeremy Farrell completed the Altoona scoring with his second HR in the sixth.

Alderson Battles Control Problems

Tim Alderson made his third start since moving to the Altoona rotation and struggled throughout to locate his pitches.  He had  several spells where his mechanics appeared to go south and he missed badly with numerous pitches.  He ended up being lifted with two outs in the fifth, so he didn't qualify for the win.  By that time, he'd thr...

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