Curve Sweep Richmond; Altoona has now Won Six Straight

RICHMOND, Va. – The Altoona Curve jumped ahead early and finished a four-game sweep of the Richmond Flying Squirrels with a 6-2 win on Sunday afternoon at the Diamond.

The Curve (20-17) have won the last 10 consecutive meetings with the Flying Squirrels (10-26) and six straight overall, their longest streak of the season.

Brandon Waddell (Win, 3-0) won for the third time in as many starts since joining the Curve, and won his seventh straight start after picking up victories in his final four outings for Brandenton prior to his promotion. On Sunday, Waddell allowed two runs on six hits with no walks and four strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

After a leadoff double by Austin Meadows to open the game against Tyler Beede (Loss, 2-2), Jose Osuna hit a sacrifice to put the Curve in front 1-0.

In his first professional plate appearance, Waddell single in Eric Wood to extend the lead to 2-0 in the second. Osuna added a sacrifice fly in the fifth as the Cuve pulled ahead, 3-0.

Richmond plated two runs in the sixth, but Jhondaniel Medina forced a double play to end the inning.

Chris Diaz added to the Altoona lead with an RBI double in the eighth, his second double and third hit in the game. Meadows pushed in a run with a sacrifice fly and Osuna clubbed an RBI single to put the Curve in front, 6-2.

Jared Lakind and Brett McKinney each worked a scoreless inning to finish the game.

After an off day on Monday, the Curve begin a three-game series with the Binghamton Mets on Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium at 6:35. Right-hander Clay Holmes (2-4, 5.88) will be on the mound for Altoona.

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