The York Revolution were denied a series sweep and saw their club record-tying five-game road winning streak halted with a 4-1 loss to the Somerset Patriots on Saturday night in front of 7,961 fans at TD Bank Ballpark. The Revs' six-game road trip will continue as they open a three-game series in Lancaster on Sunday afternoon.
The Revs struck quickly for the game's first run as Justin Greene led off the contest with a double off the left field wall and scored on a double down the left field line by Travis Garcia for an early 1-0 lead, but the offense would go silent the rest of the night.
Somerset rallied for three runs in the bottom of the first, taking a 3-1 lead. Revs starter Alain Quijano quickly recorded the first two outs, but a walk would extend the inning before a series of bad breaks against the York lefty led to the scoring. Corey Smith parachuted a bloop single into shallow right to put runners at the corners, and Luis Montanez followed with a ground ball that ricocheted off the third base bag and down the left field line for an RBI double. Ty Wright then bounced a grounder back to Quijano that clipped off the pitcher's glove for an infield single. It scored two runs as Montanez never slowed down and came home from second on the play.
Quijano (7-6) allowed no runs on just five hits over the next six innings, working seven innings total but suffered the loss.
Somerset added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth, loading the bases before a two-out single to center by Jonny Tucker made it a 4-1 score.
Patriots starter Derell McCall (5-4) also worked seven innings, scattering six hits and allowing only one run to earn the win. Relievers Mike DeMark and Jon Hunton each worked 1-2-3 innings with Hunton picking up his 29th save in 32 opportunities on the season.
The Revs managed just six hits. Greene had two of those in three at-bats, raising his league-leading batting average to .382 on the season.
Somerset ripped a total of 12 hits with the first eight batters in the order all notching at least one knock.
York had a three-game overall winning streak snapped with the loss, while falling to 8-5 for the season against Somerset in a matchup of first half division champions.
York's Jorge Martinez (4-4, 3.38) will face Lancaster's Mark Rogers (3-4, 3.48) on Sunday at Clipper Magazine Stadium with first pitch set for 1 p.m. Revs fans can catch the action live on SportsRadio 1350, woyk1350.com, and on the WOYK mobile apps beginning at 12:40 p.m. with Darrell Henry on the call.