The York Revolution is in the thick of the Atlantic League Freedom Division second-half race and at home for a brief three-game homestand.
The Revs, however, did not get the result they were looking for Monday night, July 31.
York allowed four runs in the top of the 10th inning to drop the opening game of the three-game series against the Long Island Ducks, 10-7, at PeoplesBank Park.
The Revs (13-11) looked to be on their way to a clean 10th inning, with two outs and nobody on base. However, five consecutive Ducks' hitters reached base, tagging York reliever Luke Westphal for four runs before he could finally escape the inning.
Ryan Dent tried to spark a rally in the bottom half of the inning with a one-out solo home run, but that was all the damage done. The next two batters were retired.
After Long Island opened the game with a run off of York starter Victor Mateo in the top of the first, the Revs immediately responded with one big swing by Telvin Nash. Nash launched an opposite-field, three-run home run in the bottom half of the frame to give York a 3-1 advantage, his third homer in six games since returning to the club.
Mateo couldn't make the lead hold up, surrendering two more runs in the top of the second to see the Ducks tie the game at 3-3 after two innings.
The game stayed that way until the top of the fifth, when Long Island regained its lead with a run to make it 4-3. Two more runs in the sixth would push the Ducks' advantage to 6-3, but it was short-lived, thanks to a three-run bottom of the sixth from the Revs. Jared Mitchell walked with the bases loaded and Isaias Tejeda doubled home two runners to level the score at 6-6.
The game remained deadlocked through regulation, before Long Island put the contest away with the four-run 10th.
Game 2 of the series will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Aug. 1, at PeoplesBank Park.