ALTOONA- The Binghamton Mets exploded for six runs in the fourth inning and cruised to a 10-2 victory over the Curve in Monday night's series opener from Blair County Ballpark.
Curve starter Dewon
Brazelton held the B-Mets at bay for the first three innings,
but the floodgates opened in the fourth. With one out, Mark
Kiger singled and advanced to third on a single from Mike
Carp. Kiger scored on an RBI single from Brett
Harper to give
Jason Delaney got the Curve on the board, leading off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run to right-center field off of B-Mets starter Jose Sanchez.
Brazelton (3-3) returned in the fifth, and the trouble continued. Kiger again sparked the rally with a one-out single. Carp followed with a double to put runners at second and third with nobody out. The Curve again opted to load the bases with the intentional walk, but Hill followed with a run-scoring single to push the lead back to six runs. Cruz followed with a sacrifice fly to score Carp and push the lead to 8-1.
Brazelton took the loss for the Curve, allowing a season-high eight runs on ten hits over 4 1/3 innings.
Neil Walker drove in the second Curve run in the fourth, but Kiger capped the scoring with his third hit of the night, a two-run single off of reliever Jason Roach, in the sixth.
earned the win for
The loss dropped
the Curve to 2-4 against the B-Mets this season. Game two of the series
is scheduled for Tuesday night at 7:05 PM. RHP Luis
Munoz (9-4, 3.52) will make the start for
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