Chad Tracy took over the Atlantic League lead in RBIs, cranking a two-run homer to left field as part of a four-run seventh inning, helping the York Revolution come from behind for a dramatic late-inning victory, edging the Long Island Ducks 5-4 on Sunday evening in front of 3,621 fans at Santander Stadium.
The Revs have won three consecutive games and have clinched a series win against the Ducks. They will go for the sweep in the final game of the homestand on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
The Revs trailed throughout the day, but rallied to go in front in the bottom of the seventh. Travis Garcia came through with a two-run single to left field with two outs, bringing the Revs within a run and ending the afternoon of starter Jared Lansford. Tracy then greeted reliever Josh Lansford (5-3) with the go-ahead two-run homer to left field on the first pitch, putting the Revs ahead for the first time all day, and becoming the league's first batter to 70 RBIs this season.
York's bullpen slammed the door. Ian Durham fired a perfect eighth and Rommie Lewis broke the Revs' career saves record with his 32nd in a York uniform, inducing three groundouts in the ninth. York pitchers combined to retire the final 17 batters of the game, tying a club record.
Starter Alain Quijano (9-6) rebounded from a rocky first inning to earn his team-leading ninth win, retiring his final 11 batters faced. The lefty worked perfect innings in four of his final five frames and did not allow a hit in five of his final six.
Adam Bailey connected for an opposite-field grand slam over the Arch Nemesis in left, spotting the Ducks a four-run advantage in the first. It was the first grand slam allowed by the Revs all season, after giving up just one slam last season, and two in each of the two years before that.
The Revs finally got to Lansford in the fifth. Sean Smith drove a deep triple to center field with one out and scored on a sacrifice fly to deep left-center by Alberto Espinosa, making it 4-1.
The Revs would complete the comeback two innings later, however, scoring the game's final five runs unanswered.
York's seven-game homestand concludes on Monday at 6:30 p.m., with Revs righty Jorge Martinez (5-6, 3.57) facing Ducks right-hander Shaun Garceau (9-3, 5.26).
Notes: The Revs had previously come back from down three runs to win a game on four separate occasions, most recently on June 27 against the Ducks, before pulling off Sunday's four-run comeback. ... York improves to 11-5 against Long Island this season, having won five consecutive meetings at home. ... Tracy is now on pace for 98 RBIs this season. He has totaled 48 RBIs over his last 55 games, and after going 2-for-4 on Sunday, is now 9-for-16 on a four-game hitting streak. ... Quijano has now allowed 23 first-inning runs in 21 starts, but owns a 2.64 ERA after the first inning.