The York Revolution captured a 5-1 victory at Bridgeport on Wednesday night, evening their record through the first two games of an eight-game road trip.
The Revs again pulled into a tie for first place in the Atlantic League Freedom Division with 17 games remaining in the first half. The Revs have now won six of their last eight overall.
York grabbed an early lead in the second on a sacrifice fly to left by Travis Garcia, and scored twice more in the fifth to build a 3-0 lead. Garcia kick started things in the fifth with a double to right and scored on a single to center by Sean Smith. Justin Greene followed with a base hit, as did Wilson Valdez, who drove in Smith to make it 3-0.
Revs starter Logan Williamson held the Bluefish scoreless through the first four innings in his second start. He retired Luis Lopez on a lineout to third, ending the third inning with the bases loaded after three two-out walks. He also left a runner in scoring position in the fourth when Smith made a diving catch on a line drive to center by Juan Martinez, preserving a 1-0 lead at the time.
Williamson was lifted after being greeted with a single and a walk to begin the fifth, but Ian Durham (3-1) recorded a huge double play off the bat of Ramon Castro to extinguish a potential big inning. Joe Mather got Bridgeport on the board with a two-out single to right, but only cut York's lead to 3-1.
The Revs scored twice more in the seventh on a Valdez single to left, plating Smith and Greene, who had both walked and stole a base to set the table.
Reliever Stephen Penney escaped a jam in the seventh, retiring Mather on an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play after the top of the order had loaded the bases with three singles.
Julio DePaula and Rommie Lewis closed it out with 1-2-3 eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
Valdez tied a season-high with three RBIs and was one of four Revs batters with multiple hits on an 11-hit night for the offense, the Revs' fifth game with double-digit hits in the last seven contests. Garcia went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a sac fly and now has three extra-base hits in his last five at-bats overall.
Williamson allowed one run in four-plus innings for a no-decision while five Revs relievers combined to work five scoreless innings.
Having attained the 499th win in franchise history, the Revs will go for No. 500 on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. when Chris Cody (4-3, 4.61) faces fellow lefty Matt Iannozzo (1-1, 2.03) in the third of a four-game series.