Victor Mateo struck out 10 over seven innings to help the York Revolution win the final game of a seven-game road trip, 2-1 over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Thursday evening at Regency Furniture Stadium.
The Revs snapped a three-game slide and avoided a sweep. They'll return home Friday night to host the Lancaster Barnstormers.
Mateo (2-4) earned his second straight victory by allowing one run in seven innings for the second consecutive start. He limited the Crabs to six hits and did not issue a walk while striking out a career high-tying 10 in the first double-digit strikeout performance by a Revs starter this season.
He retired nine of his final 10 batters, ending his performance by fanning Jose Lozada for his 10th punch out.
Southern Maryland grabbed a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Crabs starter Gaby Hernandez retired the first 12 batters before Michael Burgess reached on an error to begin the fifth. Joel Guzman followed with a sharp single to left-center and Jared Mitchell then rapped an RBI single to right to tie the game. Zach Cone overran the ball resulting in an error, putting runners at second and third with still no outs. Hernandez came back with a strikeout for the first out, but Derrick Robinson launched a sac fly to left, bringing home Guzman for a 2-1 lead.
Hernandez (3-1) retired nine more in-a-row after the Mitchell base hit, and worked a nine-inning complete game in the loss, holding the Revs to four total hits.
Ricardo Gomez fired his second perfect inning in as many appearances to work the eighth, and Brad Allen allowed just a one-out single and got a 5-4-3 double play to secure the victory and notch his fourth save.
Notes: The Revs snapped a four-game skid against the Crabs, improving to 3-6 head-to-head. ... York had lost by a combined four runs on its three-game losing streak ... Thursday’s victory improved the Revs’ record to 7-10 in one-run games. ... York finishes its road trip with a 3-4 record. ... The Revs (18-28) have played .500 ball (6-6) over their last 12 games. ... Mateo has held opponents to one earned run or fewer in seven of his nine starts including each of the last three; he has allowed just three earned runs in 19.0 innings (1.42 ERA) over his last three starts. ... York righty Curtis Partch (2-3, 4.80) makes the start on Friday night, opposite Lancaster lefty Nate Reed (0-2, 4.72).