AUBURN, N.Y. -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday to pull within one run of Auburn, but couldn't get any closer as the Doubledays swept the two-game set with a 4-3 win .
Victory Kleine (1-5) gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings to take the loss.
Eric Stephenson (3-4) went five innings, giving up one run on a homer by Keith Lillash, to earn the win.
Jonathan Van Every and Miguel Quintana each had two hits for Mahoning Valley (14-34).
Steven Hecker pitched a scoreless eighth and Felix Romero came on in the ninth to earn his ninth save of the season.
Mahoning Valley will be home for six games, beginning with a two-game series against Williamsport on Thursday at Cafaro Field.
Malave cf4110Mayorson ss 4000
Van Every dh3121Jimenez3220
Quintana rf5021Malpica dh3210
Morton 1b3010Durazo ph 1010
Peschke 3b4000Wood 1b4011
Santini lf 4000Jova lf4012
Guglielmel c4000Siriveaw 3b4000
Lillash 2b3111Negron cf3000
Uegawachi ss4010Whittaker c3010
Davis rf 3010
E--Peschke, Guglielmel, Mora. DP--None. LOB--Mahoning Valley 9, Auburn 5. 2B--Durazo (15). 3B--Quintana (3) . HR--Lillash (1). SB--Lillash (1), Jimenez 2 (7), Davis (2). CS--Malave, Uegawachi.
Kleine L (1-5)564302
Stephenson W (3-4)561131
Hecker100012Romero S 9100001WP--Hecker. PB--Gugleilmel, Whittaker. HBP--by Kleine (Jimenez), Mora (Malave). T--.2:27. A--1,364.