Justin Howard launched the game winning home run in the bottom of the 8th inning that sent the Altoona Curve home victorious over the Harrisburg Senators. Howard's blast was one of many key hits that helped the Curve even the weekend series.

In the first inning the potentially lethal combination of Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco combined to give the Curve a 1-0 lead. Hanson walked and drew the attention of Senators pitcher Matt Swynenberg. After an Adalberto Santos strike out, Polanco torched a Swynenberg offering to right center field for an RBI double.

The Curve sent swingman Nate Baker to the mound. Baker, who has spent most of the season pitching out of the bullpen, made his third start of the year all coming since July 26th. The left hander struggled with command early on and s...

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