The York Revolution earned a victory and a chance to grab back the Community Cup on Wednesday evening.
The Revs outslugged the Lancaster Barnstormers, 9-6, in front of 4,018 fans at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
York now owns a 10-9 edge over Lancaster in the War of the Roses series. The two teams will meet in their final regular-season Atlantic League contest on Thursday evening in Lancaster. The team that wins Thursday evening's game will get the Community Cup, which is given to the winner of the annual War of the Roses series.
If York wins Thursday, it will finish with an 11-9 edge over Lancaster in 2012. If Lancaster wins, the 2012 series will end tied at 10-10, but Lancaster will keep the Community Cup because it won the trophy last season.
If Lancaster had beaten the Revs on Wednesday, the Community Cup would have stayed with the Barnstormers for another season.
Wednesday's game: In Wednesday's game, Brandon Haveman collected four RBIs for York, including a three-run homer in York's four-run sixth inning.
With the win, York improved to 49-46 overall and 13-12 in the second half. Lancaster, the first-half Freedom Division champion, fell to 60-35 overall and 15-10 in the second half. Lancaster leads York in the second-half race by two games.
Andres Perez did his best to jump start the offense for the Revs, reaching base four times. He scored two runs and had one RBI. He singled in the first inning and homered in the fourth inning. He now has 15 homers on the season.
Michael Hernandez added two hits, including a homer, and two RBIs for the Revs. Ramon Castro (two hits) and Travis Scott (two hits, two runs scored) also excelled in York's 11-hit attack.
York starter Chris Cody improved to 7-11 on the season by picking up the win for York. He allowed four runs over 62/3 innings. Cody struck out four, walked one and gave up nine hits.
Former major leaguer John Halama (8-7) took the loss for the Barnstormers. He allowed eight runs in five innings, walked two and struck out one.
Ryan Harvey led Lancaster's offense with two homers, three RBIs and two runs scored.
The first pitch on Thursday evening is set for 7 p.m.