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York can't complete sweep against Long Island


A sixth-inning solo home run for the Long Island Ducks lifted them to a 4-3 win over the York Revolution on Wednesday night at Bethpage Park, preventing York from completing a three-game sweep.

Isaias Tejeda belted his team-leading sixth homer of the season on Tuesday for York, a grand slam. The Revs still lost, 8-6.

The game was tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth when Alex Burg led off the frame with a solo home run off of Revs' starter Curtis Partch to break the deadlock and provide the eventual game-winning run.

The homer was an immediate response to York's three-run rally in the top half of the frame to tie the score. Trailing 3-0 entering the inning, the Revs (8-11) got back all of their runs with one swing of the bat from Isaias Tejeda. With two-men on, Tejeda tied the game with a three-run blast to give York life in the game after being shut out through the first five-plus innings.

That was the only sign of offense in the game for the Revs.

The Ducks (9-11) grabbed an early lead with three runs in the bottom of the second. Two of the runs came on a controversial play down the third-base line, when a ball appeared to land foul, but the umpires ruled it fair, allowing a pair of runs to score. A third one was added on a sac fly one batter later.

Partch wound up taking the loss for York, pitching five-plus innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits, four walks and six strikeouts. Hawtin Buchanan, Melvin Mercedes and Julio DePaula each pitched an inning in relief of Partch, with neither guy surrendering a run.

The Revs were held to just three hits in the game, with Tejeda recording three of them.

York will now head home to begin a four-game series against the Bridgeport Bluefish on Thursday. First pitch for that game is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.