Altoona's bats exploded one day after being shut out in their finale at Bowie. Every position player recorded at least one hit with five having multi-hit days, led by three from Miles Durham. After falling behind on a Richmond run in the top of the first, the Curve evened the game on Durham's RBI single scoring Jarek Cunningham in the bottom of the second.
Three innings later, with Cumpton cruising, the Curve moved on top for good. Altoona brought two around in the frame, chasing Squirrels starter Justin Fitzgerald (3-3) after just 4.2 innings pitched. Tony Sanchez drove in Brock Holt with one of Sanchez's two doubles on the day, and two batters later, Cunningham plated the catcher to make it a 3-1 Curve lead.
Cumpton (6-4) finished seven strong, matching three walks with three strikeouts and wrapping his day with a 6-4-3 double-play ball off the bat of Chris Dominguez to conclude the top of the seventh. With their starter departing, the Curve tallied two more in the bottom of the seventh, both on a single from Jeremy Farrell, and added another one inning later on Robbie Grossman's RBI base hit. Altoona's 14 hits matched a season high.
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