The York Revolution snapped a three-game losing streak and salvaged the series finale at Long Island with a 4-3 win over the Ducks on Monday afternoon in front of 5,544 fans at Bethpage Ballpark.
The Revs will now return home to open a seven-game homestand beginning with a game against the Lancaster Barnstormers on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.
After being held to just one run in each of the previous three games, the Revs quickly broke that trend and went in front on a two-run home run to left field by Sean Smith in the top of the second. The two-out shot came after a base hit from Ofilio Castro that kept the inning alive.
Long Island tied the score in the bottom of the third when Fehlandt Lentini connected on a two-run homer of his own.
The Revs answered right back and took the lead for good with two runs in the top of the fourth. York took advantage of a pair of walks in the inning, and with two outs, Alberto Espinosa lined an RBI single to left field, putting the Revs in front by a run. Justin Greene followed with a bunt single on the left side of the infield. The play scored a run when Ducks pitcher Jared Lansford flipped the ball to an uncovered third base, bringing home Castro on an error for a 4-2 lead.
Revs starter Scott Gorgen (4-7) earned his first win with the Revs, limiting the Ducks to three hits and two runs over 5.1 innings. He did not walk a batter or strike out a batter, pitching to contact all day. The right-hander worked four perfect innings out of his five complete frames, and retired six consecutive batters and eight consecutive hitters at points during his outing.
Long Island pulled within a run on an unearned tally in the eighth, coming on a sacrifice fly by Lentini, but reliever Ian Durham retired Brendan Harris on a groundout to third base, leaving the tying run in scoring position.
Stephen Penney fired a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first save of the season, and extended his scoreless streaks to 19 consecutive appearances and 19.1 innings, both club records for a reliever.
York's offense rebounded, out-hitting the Ducks 14-3 after being held to 14 combined hits over the previous three games. Greene (3-for-5) raised his league-leading batting average to .376, enjoying his 30th multi-hit game and 13th of three hits or more. Travis Garcia, Chad Tracy, Tim Battle and Espinosa each had two-hit games.
Notes: Gorgen now holds a 2.86 ERA over his last four starts Penney broke the previous club record of 18.1 consecutive scoreless innings by a reliever, set by Sean Stidfole in 2010 York lefty Alain Quijano (7-6, 3.80) will face Lancaster righty Joe Gardner (3-1, 2.52) on Tuesday evening.