Alex Dickerson was named Altoona's MVP and the Eastern League Rookie of the Year.

Before the game Sunday, Alex Dickerson was named as the Curve team MVP and as the Eastern League Rookie of the Year. In the first inning, Dickerson put an exclamation point on both awards as he hit a three-run home run to right field to highlight an eight-run inning for the Curve in a 8-3 victory over the Akron Aeros, the Cleveland Indians’ AA affiliate.

“He (Dickerson) put a good season together,” Curve manager Carlos Garcia said. “It’s one of those cases as long as the season goes, the better he gets. He’s made adjustments playing in the field and at the plate.”

“I mean it’s all you really play for,” Dickerson said about being named team MVP by his teammates. “Getting recognized by the team and you...

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