Game 65: Newark 6, York 4

When Newark manager Wayne Krenchicki throws out Patrick Stanley every fifth day and gets normal production from his lineup, the Bears are tough to beat.

The York Revolution learned that lesson Tuesday night in an attempt at tying its franchise-best winning streak.

Newark halted York’s win streak at five games after Stanley (six innings, two earned runs) and Newark’s bats (17 hits) beat around the Revs in a 6-4 win before an announced 5,023 at Sovereign Bank Stadium. Mike Just hit his first homer for the Bears and that was part of a 4-for-6 performance that included two runs.

Dave Gil (2-3) started for York and worked around trouble again — allowing nine hits but only three earned over five innings — but Stanley (8-1) was just better. The 6-foot-7 dominant right-hander continued his emergence as perhaps the best pitcher in the Atlantic League this season. He was also aided by Edwin Almonte (2 1/3 scoreless) and Steve Kent (third save) in relief.

For York, Kennard Jones continued his recent tear with a 3-for-5 night. He is now 9-for-11 over his last two games. Chris Ashby (pictured) also finished a homer shy of the cycle with a 3-for-4 game.

Dan Foli pitched three innings in relief for York, allowing seven hits and two earned runs. Wayne Franklin, making his first appearance since returning from Mexico, pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

Player of the Game: Mike Just (Newark). Just’s homer came out of the leadoff spot and he did an excellent job of getting on base and disrupting things all night. He helped deny York’s chance at six straight wins — which would have tied a franchise record set last July — but York has still won eight of 11 games with five games remaining in the first half.

Notes: 5,023 showed up to see Brooks Robinson receive the “All-Time Rawlings Gold Glove Award” at third base. Robinson was honored before the game started on the field. … York only managed two hits off the relief duo of Almonte and Kent. … The Revs will have to make at least one roster move Wednesday to make room for Shea Hillenbrand on the active roster. Franklin’s return pushed York’s number of active players up to 25. … Newark is 22-5 against York all-time. … Corey Thurman will square off against Carlos Mirabel Wednesday in an attempt to give York a rare series win against the Bears.


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