The York Revolution won for the third consecutive night, defeating the Bridgeport Bluefish 7-2 on Friday evening at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
With the win, the Revs increase their division lead to a season-high 2.0 games with 15 games to play in the first half. York has won eight of its last ten overall, and earned a series win in Bridgeport after dropping the opener of the four-game set. The Revs' road trip continues to Southern Maryland on Saturday night.
The Revs jumped on top with two runs in the fourth inning as Johan Limonta drilled an RBI double to the fence in right for his 40th RBI of the season, and Travis Garcia ripped an RBI single to left, giving York a 2-0 lead.
Garcia launched his fifth homer of the season to deep left leading off the seventh, and Eric Patterson added a two-run double to left later in the inning, increasing the lead to 5-0.
Revs starter Jorge Martinez (3-1) was outstanding in earning the win, taking a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning. After recording the first out of the seventh, Martinez had retired 17 consecutive batters, tying a Revs single-game record. His only walk of the night ended that streak, and he allowed his only two runs of the night on a two-out single to left by Denny Almonte, the next-to-last batter he faced. Martinez completed a season-high seven innings, allowing just two runs on four hits to earn the win. He needed just 86 pitches to complete seven innings.
Wilson Valdez struck an RBI triple to right-center and Patterson followed with a bloop RBI single to pad the lead in the ninth and provide the final margin.
Bluefish starter Tomo Ohka (2-5) took the loss, charged with five runs (three earned) on 10 hits in seven innings of work.
Notes: The Revs are a season-high 11 games over .500 at 33-22. The Revs have now won seven of their last eight on the road, improving to 17-12 on the road this season and 9-3 on the road in June. York pounded 13 hits, notching 11 or more for the seventh time in the last nine games. Garcia's first three-hit game of the year extended his hitting streak to seven consecutive games, as he is now batting .462 (12-for-26) on the streak. Patterson's three RBI tied a season high for the third time; he now has 20 RBI in his last 19 games and five in the last two games. Valdez (2-for-5) extended his hitting streak to 11 consecutive games, as he is now batting .439 (18-for-41) on his streak. Martinez becomes the third pitcher in Revs history to retire 17 straight hitters in a game, joining Jesus Sanchez (2010) and Corey Thurman (2012). York's Beau Vaughan (2-2, 2.48) will face Southern Maryland's Brian Grening (0-1, 10.29) on Saturday night at 6:35 p.m.