The Staten Island Yankees rallied for five runs in the fourth inning for the win.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island Yankees used a five-run uprising in the fourth inning to snap a 2-2 tie, and went on to post an 8-2 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (22-45) Tuesday night in a New York-Penn League game.
Kevin Thompson's two-run single highlighted the Yankees' rally, while Omir Santos, John-Ford Griffin and Juan Camacho each contributed an RBI.
Jason Turner and Bernie Castro each had three hits for Staten Island (43-26), which pounded out 14 safeties, Griffin finishing with two. Turner had two doubles.
Jason Anderson got the mound win, allowing eight of the Scrappers' nine hits over six innings and striking out six.
Victor Kleine took the loss, allowing 11 hits and seven runs in 31/3 innings.
Kirby connects: Brian Kirby accounted for both of the Scrappers' runs with a two-run homer in the fourth inning that tied the game. Kirby drove in Quintana who had singled.
Chad Peshke had a pair of singles for the Scrappers.
After a day off today, the Scrappers will finish August at Auburn (N.Y.) with games Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.
Mahoning Valley then will return home for five games to finish the season at Cafaro Field starting Saturday against Oneonta at 7 p.m.
MAHONING VALLEYSTATEN ISLAND
Malave cf5000Castro 2b5130
Peshke 3b4020Thompson cf3212
Mortin 1b3010Rifkin 1b3011
Guglielmelli dh4000Duncan dh3010
Quintana cf4110Griffin lf4021
Kirby lf4122Faulkner lf1000
Bastardo c4010Camacho 3b5111
Uegawachi ss3010Turner rf3231
Made 2b3010Cannizaro ss3111
Mahoning 000 200000--2
Staten Island 02051000x--8
E--Santos. DP--Staten Island 2. LOB--Scrappers 8, Staten Island 10. 2B--Turner 2. HR--Kirby. CS--Peshke 4, Castro 2. SH--Rifkin. SF--Cannizaro.
Kleine L, 1-831/3117731
Anderson W, 4-1682236Nunez200001Gill110000
WP--Kleine 2; Penington; Anderson. Umpires--Home, Eric Eckert; bases, Steve McQuaig. T--2:39. A--6,169.