Curve Enter All-Star Break by Sweeping Erie

ERIE, Pa. – The Altoona Curve finished a three-game road sweep of the Erie SeaWolves with a 7-4 win on Sunday afternoon at Jerry Uht Park heading into the Eastern League All-Star Break.

Altoona (50-38) moved a season-best twelve games over .500 for the first time this season and extended their E.L. West lead to 1.5 games with the win over Erie (37-54).

Reese McGuire went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBIs and a run scored for the Curve. Eric Wood clubbed a two-run homer in the ninth, his team-leading eleventh of the season.

Ryan Vogelsong made his first rehab appearance while working on returning from facial fractures suffered on May 23 in a start for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Colorado Rockies. He worked five innings and allowed three runs on six hits with no walks and one strikeout. Vogelson needed only 60 pitches to work through his five innings.

Trailing 3-2 in the seventh, Edwin Espinal and McGuire worked back-to-back bases-loaded walks from Austin Kubitza (2-2) to put the Curve in front 4-3.

McGuire added an RBI single and Wood clubbed a two-run homer in the ninth to extend the lead to 7-3.

Edgar Santana (Save, 2) sat down all six batters he faced through the eighth and ninth innings to close out the Altoona win.

Jhondaniel Medina (Win, 1-1) took over for Vogelsong in the sixth and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Erie took the lead on a two-run homer by Corey Jones in the third and added a third run on triple by Grayson Greiner later in the inning against Vogelsong.

Altoona got on the scoreboard in the with an RBI single by McGuire in the fourth and closed within a run on a solo home run by Erich Weiss in the sixth.

Erie starter Tommy Collier allowed two runs on five hits over his six innings of work.

Harold Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and scored twice. Stetson Allie went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.

Kevin Newman went 0-for-5 and had his 17-game hitting streak snapped. The streak ends as the seventh-longest in Altoona franchise history.

Following the All-Star Break, the Curve return home to face the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday night.


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