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York earns split of doubleheader against New Britain

STAFF REPORT

The York Revolution earned a split of Tuesday's Atlantic League doubleheader against the New Britain Bees despite playing from behind in both games.

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After failing to see its comeback attempt all the way through in the opening game of the twinbill at PeoplesBank Park, losing 7-6, York came back to rally and win the second game, 6-4.

In the second contest, the Revs (21-30) trailed the Bees (18-34) by as much as 4-0, but, unlike in the first game, they eventually took the lead in the seven-inning contest.

After cutting its deficit in half with a pair of runs in the bottom of the third, York jumped in front in the bottom of the fifth. The Revs scored three runs in the frame, capped by a two-run homer by Angel Franco to give them a 5-4 lead. 

York added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth with a lead-off homer by Carlos Triunfel.

Game 1: In the first game of the day, York nearly came all the way back from a 7-1 deficit, but ultimately saw its rally fall short.

Trailing 7-1 going into the bottom of the eighth, the Revs scored three times in the frame to pull to within 7-4 and make their ninth-inning hole more manageable.

It almost paid dividends. York scored twice in the ninth to trim its deficit to 7-6 and still had men on first and third with just one out. However, Isaias Tejeda flew out to shallow left field and Michael Burgess rolled a weak grounder to first to end the game and see the Revs drop the 7-6 result.

The costly inning for York in the contest came in the top of the fifth when it allowed five runs, allowing the Bees extend their lead from 2-1 to 7-1.

The two teams will be back in action on Wednesday night when they play the third game of the series. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park.