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Altoona Curve fall in series opener

Courtesy of the Altoona Curve
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Altoona Curve dropped their road trip opener, 10-2, to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium, matching their largest loss of the season.

The Curve (21-14) were held to just six hits by the Rumble Ponies (19-13) pitching staff.

Altoona’s Kevin Kramer went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a run scored, extending his current on-base streak to 31 games, matching the third-longest in franchise history (Andrew Lambo, 2013). He is now two games behind the team’s all-time record of 33 (Ronny Paulino, 2004 and Steve Pearce, 2007).

Binghamton took a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Tanner Anderson (Loss, 2-3) with back-to-back RBI singles by Matt Oberste and David Thompson.

The Rumble Ponies added to their lead with four runs in the fifth inning. Colton Plaia started the scoring with an RBI double, and Kevin Kaczmarski followed with an RBI single. Kevin Taylor crushed a two-run homer to cap the big inning, the first allowed by Anderson this season.

Anderson worked five innings and allowed a season-high six earned runs on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout.

Altoona cracked the scoreboard in the top of the sixth inning when Kramer tripled and came in to score on a groundout by Edwin Espinal.

Binghamton starter Casey Delgado (Win, 2-4) worked 6.1 innings and allowed one run on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

Making his first appearance back off the disabled list and first relief outing in his professional career, J.T. Brubaker allowed single runs in the sixth and seventh innings, finishing his two innings with five hits allowed.

Espinal hit a two-out double in the eighth inning and came in to score on a pinch-hit, RBI single by Wyatt Mathisen.

Binghamton added two more runs against Luis Heredia in the eighth, who issued three walks and allowed one hit.

The loss matched the worst defeat of the season for the Curve. They fell by eight runs on April 29 against Harrisburg.

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