Chad Tracy drove in all three runs and broke a tie score with a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh as the York Revolution defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 3-1 on Sunday afternoon at Santander Stadium, snapping a season-high-tying four-game losing streak and avoiding a series sweep.
The first-half division champion Revs improved to 3-4 in the second half, and will next be in action on Friday night at Long Island following the Atlantic League All-Star Break.
Until the seventh, the game's only scoring occurred in the first inning when each team's leadoff hitter reached on an infield single and scored a run.
For Bridgeport, James Simmons reached on an infield single, advanced on a single off the Arch Nemesis by Prentice Redman and scored on a sac fly to center from Ramon Castro, giving the Bluefish a first-inning run in all four games in the series.
In the home half, it was Justin Greene who led off with an infield hit, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Wilson Valdez and scored on a two-out bloop single to left from Tracy, tying the game at 1-1, and ending a streak of 28 consecutive innings after which the Revs had trailed.
Revs starter Jorge Martinez allowed nothing else, working 5.2 innings and giving up just one run on five hits while walking two and striking out four.
Bluefish starter Hunter Jones retired his final 12 batters and overcame a line drive off his leg in the second inning to last five innings, also taking a no-decision.
With the game tied at 1-1, Eric Patterson battled his way on base with a leadoff walk against reliever Kyle McMillen (0-3) to start the bottom of the seventh. Tracy then followed with a two-run homer to left-center, his team-leading 11th long ball of the season, giving the Revs a 3-1 lead.
Stephen Penney worked his 12th consecutive scoreless appearance to hold the lead in the eighth and Rommie Lewis retired the Bluefish in order in the ninth for his 19th save of the year.
Beau Vaughan (5-2) retired all four batters faced in relief to earn the win for York.
Notes: Lewis' 19th save is the second most in a season in club history, moving past Michael Nix, who saved 18 games in 2011. Lewis also earned the 24th save of his Revs career, moving past Franklin Nunez for second on the team's all-time list. ... Penney allowed a bloop single to Castro (3-for-3) in the eighth inning, just the second time in his last nine appearances that he's allowed a hit. ... The Revs have still not been swept in a series of three games or longer all season. ... Greene picked up his 15th stolen base in the bottom of the eighth, giving the Revs a league-high 99 stolen bases as a team on the season, just one shy of tying a club record (100 in 2007). ... Patterson, Valdez and Lewis will all represent the Revs at the Atlantic League All-Star Game on Wednesday night in Sugar Land. ... The Revs will return to action on Friday with a 7:05 p.m. first pitch at Long Island.