The York Revolution earned its first series win of the 2013 season and headed home with a winning record thanks to a 9-7 victory over the Bridgeport Bluefish on Sunday afternoon at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
Now 6-5 after winning three of five games on their first road trip of the season, the Revs will return to Sovereign Bank Stadium to open a season-long 10-game homestand at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when they play host to the Camden Riversharks.
York jumped to a quick first-inning lead when Brian Burgamy drilled a two-run homer to right field, his first of the season. Jason Repko later worked a bases-loaded walk, spotting the Revs a 3-0 advantage. Bluefish starter Wardell Starling (0-1) only lasted the first inning, suffering the loss.
Revs' starter Matt Fox came back on short rest to go two innings, combining with seven relievers to keep the Revs in front to stay. Fox allowed only a second-inning run. The eight total pitchers used in the game tied a Revolution club record.
Andy Marte connected on a two-run homer to left in the top of the fourth to increase the lead, which grew again when Marte picked up a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Two more came home in the seventh when Repko crossed the plate on a wild pitch and Eric Patterson added another sac fly to make it 8-1.
The insurance runs proved vital when Bridgeport scored three times in the seventh and ninth innings.
Repko gave the Revs one last boost with his first home run of the season, a line drive to left field in the top of the ninth for a 9-4 lead.
Reliever Stephen Penney earned his first save for York, while Yunior Novoa (1-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Corey Thurman (1-1, 2.08) will start Tuesday's opening game against Camden's Brian Bass (0-2, 5.40) at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
Go here for the Revs-Bluefish box score.