The York Revolution scored seven unanswered runs, including five in a bat-around seventh, to come back and beat the Long Island Ducks 7-2 on Tuesday night at PeoplesBank Park.
The first-place Revs (32-25) have a two-game lead over Sugar Land and a 2 1/2-game edge over Lancaster in the Atlantic Freedom Division race, now with 13 games to go in the first half.
Down 2-0 in the third, Jason Repko broke up the shutout with a laser of a solo home run to left center. Isaias Tejeda answered with a solo homer of his own to around the same spot in the sixth to tie it up.
Andres Perez led off the seventh with a walk, then after a foul out, Bryan Pounds powered a single into center. That brought up Repko, who continued his hot night by stroking a double to the left field corner, plating Perez to give York its first lead.
The Revs were far from done in the inning. Josh Wilson plated another run on a sac fly. Michael Rockett followed with a run-scoring single of his own, extending his hitting streak to 11 games and boosting the lead to 5-2. Travis Witherspoon then legged out an infield single, and Tejeda sent both runs home with a double that one-hopped the wall in right center, capping the five-run frame.
Scott Rice (2-0) picked up the win in his first game in York in five years, tossing two scoreless innings in relief. Luis Perdomo and Ricardo Gomez combined to shut out Long Island in the eighth and ninth innings.
Jack Snodgrass (5-5) took the loss after faltering in the seventh. He allowed seven runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Revs starter Micah Owings did not factor into the decision. He went five innings, his longest outing of the season, and allowed two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out six.
The Ducks touched Owings for a run each in the first and third, as Fehlandt Lentini scored on a double play in the first and again on Dan Johnson’s RBI double in the third.
Repko and Tejeda led the York attack, each notching a homer and a double and combining to drive in five of the team’s seven runs. Tejeda is now on a 17-game hitting streak, one back of the longest in the Atlantic League this season.
Lentini finished 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases and both Long Island runs.
Notes: Ricardo Gomez has not allowed a run in 13 2/3 innings dating back to May 13, making a team-high 14 straight scoreless outings over that span. ... The Revs released infielder Darwin Perez after the game. ... York sends Matt Neil (1-0, 4.06) to the hill against Long Island’s Mark Blackmar (4-1, 1.94), the league leader in ERA, on Tuesday night.