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September 12: Bieber and Carver strike out 10 but Altoona's late run tops Akron 3-2

(Kayla McMillen)
September 12, 2023

RubberDucks Game Recap | Box Score Altoona Curve (30-32, 64-66) 3, Akron RubberDucks (28-36, 63-70) 2 WP: Geronimo Franzua (2-2) LP: Ross Carver (1-5) Save: Cameron Junker (2) Summary Shane Bieber strikes out four over 3.2 hitless innings, but the Altoona Curve scored a run in the top of the

RubberDucks Game Recap | Box Score

Altoona Curve (30-32, 64-66) 3, Akron RubberDucks (28-36, 63-70) 2

WP: Geronimo Franzua (2-2) LP: Ross Carver (1-5) Save: Cameron Junker (2)

Summary

Shane Bieber strikes out four over 3.2 hitless innings, but the Altoona Curve scored a run in the top of the eighth to pull away late and beat the Akron RubberDucks 3-2 on Tuesday night at Canal Park.

Turning Point

Altoona finally broke the 2-2 tie in the top of the eighth. Jackson Glenn opened the inning with a hustle double before advancing to third on a sac-bunt. Carter Bins lifted a sac-fly to right to score Glenn and put the Curve ahead 3-2.

Mound Presence

Bieber looked strong out of the gate getting a flyout and strikeout to open his first rehab start. The Curve were able to scratch across an unearned run against the right-hander after a hit-by-pitch and error gave Altoona the early lead. Bieber settled in to retire the next nine in a row before exiting after allowing a walk and a hit batter. Ross Carver followed and gave up a RBI double before escaping the jam with a flyout. Carver went on to toss 5.1 innings allowing one run while striking out six.

Duck Tales

Akron answered Altoona’s early runs with a two spot in the fourth. Back-to-back two out walks to Milan Tolentino and Micael Ramirez kept the inning alive for Joe Naranjo. The first baseman singled home Tolentino to make it 2-1 Altoona. Connor Kokx singled home Ramirez to tie the game 2-2.

Notebook

Bieber’s final line was 3.2 innings allowing no hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out four…The Guardians rehabbing right-hander tossed 50 pitches (32 strikes) and topped out at 92 mph... Chase DeLauter went 1-for-4 with a walk in his Double-A debut…Game Time: 2:39 (0:12)…Attendance: 2,261.

On the Pond

The RubberDucks will continue their series at Canal Park against the Altoona Curve on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:35 p.m. Cleveland Guardians right-hander Triston McKenzie will make a rehab start for Akron against Curve righty Sean Sullivan (7-4, 3.95 ERA). The game broadcast is on 640 WHLO, the 640 WHLO iHeartRadio channel, and akronrubberducks.com, and available on Bally Live. Tickets for all RubberDucks home games, are available at akronrubberducks.com/tickets.