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Red Sox Take Seesaw Affair from Keys 7-5

August 15, 2019 - Carolina League (CarL) - Salem Red Sox News Release

SALEM, Virginia - The Salem Red Sox scored five unanswered runs en route to a 7-5 win over the Frederick Keys on Wednesday night at Haley Toyota Field. It was the Red Sox fourth straight win and gives the team a chance at a sweep tomorrow.

How it Happened

* The Sox scored the first run in the third on a double by Grant Williams (his Carolina League debut) and then back-to-back singles by Garett Benge and Ryan Fitzgerald

*Frederick scored five of the next seven runs and the Keys led 5-2 after 4.5 innings. Victor Acosta hit a leadoff home run in the fourth and Pedro Castellanos (triple) and Keith Curcio (double) added RBIs

*Salem tied the game in the sixth after a Garrett Benge RBI single scored Williams

*The Red Sox took the lead for good in the seventh. With two out, back-to-back walks set the table for Jagger Rusconi and Elih Marrero. Both had RBI singles.

Standout Sox

* Grant Williams: 3-for-4, 2 R, 2B

*Keith Curcio: 2-for-5, RBI

*Garrett Benge: 2-for-5, RBI

*Victor Acosta: 1-for-4, RBI, 2 R, HR

*Andrew Politi: 3.2 IP, 4H, 0R, 2BB, 4K - W (5-2)

*Dominic LoBrutto: 1 IP, 1H, 0R, 2K - S (3)

Noteworthy

*Salem has now won nine consecutive games against the Keys at Haley Toyota Field

What's NextSalem Red Sox vs Frederick Keys Thursday, August 15, 2019. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM EST.

LHP Jhonathan Diaz vs RHP Ofelky Peralta

Listen: SalemSox.com, TuneIn Radio, ESPN Blacksburg WKEX 1430 AM/94.1 FM, WGMN 1240 AM/93.3 FM

Watch: MiLB.TV

The Salem Red Sox are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and call Haley Toyota Field in Salem, Virginia home. The team was founded in 1968 and purchased by Fenway Sports Management in December of 2007. For more information on the Salem Red Sox, please visit SalemRedSox.com or contact Melanie Newman at MNewman@salemsox.com.


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