Phil Irwin (0-4) got the nod in the first game for the Curve and pitched a scoreless first before allowing a run in the top of the second. The Curve had an immediate answer in the bottom of the inning in the form of Quincy Latimore's fifth home run of the season and after two the game was tied at one.
That's where it stayed until the fifth when a two-run homer by Yadil Mujica, his first of the year, broke the deadlock and put the Thunder up, 3-1. A run scored later in the inning on an RBI single by David Adams to run the advantage to four but once again the Curve had an answer.
Jeremy Farrell led off the bottom half of the frame with a single and scored two batters later when Elevys Gonzalez singled into right field to make it a 4-2 game.
A two-run deficit is as close as the Curve would come the rest of the way as the Thunder plated six runs in the sixth inning off reliever Logan Kensing. Kensing walked three batters and allowed three hits, including a three-run homer by Jose Gil. He left with the bases loaded and gave the baseball to Mike Colla, who permitted a bases-clearing double by Zoilo Almonte to run the Thunder lead to 10-2.
Hoping to rebound in the second game, the Curve once again fell behind and were unable to catch up. Tim Alderson (3-3) pitched well in the game, allowing two runs on seven hits across his six innings of work but the Altoona offense mustered just three hits.
Trenton's runs, which came in the fourth and the sixth innings, were more than enough for Vidal Nuno (2-1), who pitched 5.1 innings and struck out four. He turned things over to Kelvin Perez for the final 1.2 innings for his second save of the season.
Altoona was held to a total of seven hits combined between the two games on Wednesday night and no member of the Curve recorded a multi-hit game. Brock Holt, who singled in the second contest, was unable to do the same in the first game and saw his nine-game hitting streak come to a close.
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