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Game 104: York 7, Somerset 6

That epic winning streak?

It appeared to be at an end for the York Revolution Friday night at Commerce Bank Ballpark. But as the Revs have done countless times over the last month, they refused to quit.

Somerset grabbed an early four-run lead but York took control with a monster six-run seventh inning that helped the Revolution claim a 7-6 win. The win was York’s eighth straight victory, which extended a franchise record.

Jason Aspito belted a sacrifice fly in the sixth to bring York within a run (4-1) before the big fireworks started. Matt Dryer led off the seventh with a solo homer — his fourth homer in York’s last 12 games and his 12th of the season — to make the score 4-2. Then after Sandy Aracena doubled, Keoni De Renne was hit by a pitch and Kennard Jones singled, Jose Enrique Cruz drew the bases-loaded walk to bring York within a run. Then Aspito followed witha mammoth grand slam, his 18th homer, to give York (20-14, 50-54) some breathing room at 7-4.

The cushion would be needed. The Revolution’s Franklin Nunez gave up an RBI double to Somerset’s Brandon Larson and an RBI single to Jason Belcher in the ninth. But Nunez struck out Vito Chiaravalloti with the tying run on third base for his second save of the week to help York move three games ahead of the Patriots (16-16, 56-46) ) in the second-half Freedom Division race.

Dan Foli (pictured) continued his transition to the starting rotation with another decent outing. He went seven, allowing four earned runs and eight hits. He picked up the win to improve his record to 4-5. The Patriots’ Casey Cahill picked up the loss, allowing three earned runs in 1/3 of an inning.

York will send Wayne Franklin (7-4, 5.90 ERA) to the hill Saturday night to face Somerset’s Jim Magrane (4-9, 5.43 ERA).

Notes: Reigning Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year Brian Adams started for Somerset. He only allowed two hits and one run through six innings before surrendering Dryer’s homer and Aracena’s double in the seventh and coming out of the game. … Chris Ashby extended his Atlantic League-record hitting streak to 30 games. He went 1-for-5 and only had one hit for the second straight night.


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