The York Revolution's two-game winning streak ended when the Bridgeport Bluefish picked up a 9-3 win over the Revs in a Camp Day matinee in front of 3,896 fans at PeoplesBank Park on Wednesday afternoon, July 26.
The outcome evened the best-of-three series at a game apiece and dropped York's record to 10-9 in the Atlantic League second half.
After being held to just one run a night earlier, the Bridgeport offense responded with 13 hits and four homers.
York, meanwhile, finished with 10 hits, including two each by Alexi Casilla, Isaias Tejeda and Telvin Nash. Alonzo Harris banged his 10th homer for the Revs, while Travis Witherspoon belted his fifth homer.
Victor Mateo (4-6) took the loss for York, allowing four earned runs in five innings. Hawtin Buchanan was tagged for four earned runs in just two-thirds of an inning in relief in the sixth. The outcome was never in doubt after that.
The Witherspoon homer in the fifth was the only run allowed by Bluefish starter Reinier Roibal, who picked up his first Atlantic League victory. Roibal went five innings and struck out seven while allowing three hits.
The Revs will look to win the series on Thursday night when they go for a sixth straight victory in a series finale, sending left-hander Frank Gailey (7-7, 4.87) to face off with right-hander Charles Brewer (6-3, 4.50).
►With a two-hit game, Casilla extended his hitting streak to 23 in a row, tying Vince Harrison (2011) for the third-longest streak in Revs history. Casilla has the longest active streak in the Atlantic League and has gone 41 for 97 (.423) over that span. He now has 13 multi-hit games as a Rev and has hit safely in 27 of his 31 games played.
► With a stolen base in the second inning, Jared Mitchell moved into sixth place in Revs history with 34 stolen bases.
►With his two hits, Tejeda became the first player in the Atlantic League this season to reach the 100-hit mark.