The York Revolution stayed red hot on Tuesday night with an 11-1 blowout victory over the Camden Riversharks in their series opener at Campbell's Field.
The Revs (70-58) are now a season-high 12 games over .500, having won nine of their last 12 overall, while lowering their magic numbers to four and five, respectively, to eliminate Southern Maryland and Somerset from Atlantic League wild-card contention. The Revs and Sharks meet again on Wednesday evening in south Jersey.
Corey Thurman (13-3) tied his own club record for wins in a season set a year ago, allowing just one run through six innings.
The other storyline for the Revs on Tuesday was the offense, which helped to notch the team's 11th win by double digits this season.
David Espinosa got things started with a solo homer to right field two batters into the game, his first hit since joining the Revs. He then added a two-run single to right field in the second, driving in York's first three runs of the night. Joe Thurston followed with a three-run homer to right, part of a five-run second inning that helped the Revs own a quick 6-0 lead.
That lead grew to 9-0 in the fourth, thanks to a Chris Nowak RBI double to left, accounting for his league-leading 96th RBI of the season, and a two-run single to left from Johan Limonta.
York scored twice more in the sixth courtesy of RBI singles from Salomon Manriquez and Scott Grimes.
Every York starter had a hit in the 18-hit attack, while eight of the nine batters in the lineup scored runs.
Thurman allowed just a Raul Padron solo homer to right in the bottom of the fourth, allowing only five total hits. Yunior Novoa worked two scoreless innings in relief, while Mike Benacka struck out two in a scoreless ninth in his Revs' debut.
Notes: Jeff Fiorentino (2-for-5) extended his hitting streak to 12 consecutive games, tying his season-high. It is his third hitting streak of 10 or more games since signing with York at the start of the second half. ... Brandon Haveman went 4-for-6 out of the leadoff spot, recording his fourth game of four hits this season. ... Manriquez (2-for-5) now owns an eight-game hitting streak. ... Thurman's win is the 51st of his Revs career. The Revs are now 20-5 in his starts this season after going 19-6 a year ago. He has now won 14 straight road decisions dating to August, 2010, and is 8-0 on the road this season. He improved to 12-2 lifetime against the Riversharks. With two strikeouts, Thurman tied Julian Heredia for fourth on the Atlantic League's all-time strikeout list (468). .. The Revs are now 4-1 on their current road trip with two games remaining, while they've won six of their last seven overall. ... York is now 10-8 against Camden for the season including a 6-2 mark at Campbell's Field, their most wins ever in a season series at Camden's home park. ... York's Chris Waters (5-6, 4.78) will face Bryan Corey (8-10, 6.15) in Wednesday's game at 7:05 p.m.