Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez made a rehab start Thursday in Erie as the Curve beat the SeaWolves 9-4 in Game one. Rodriguez went 3.1 innings and gave up three runs including a Francisco Martinez homerun.
The SeaWolves took down the Altoona Curve in game two of Thursday's doubleheader 5-2. Erie took two of three from the Curve in the series.
Erie grabbed a lead in the bottom of the second against Curve starter Joelly Rodriguez. Wade Gaynor led off and crushed a solo home run to left-center for a 1-0 lead.
The SeaWolves added to the lead in the second. Craig Albernaz led off with a single and stole second. With two outs, Eugenio Suarez extended his hitting streak to nine straight games with an RBI knock, scoring Albernaz for a 2-0 lead.
Altoona cut the lead in half in the fifth. With two outs, Drew Maggi singled with two outs and stole second. Maggi scored on a Gift Ngoepe base hit making it 2-1.
The SeaWolves one again used the stick of Gaynor to increase the lead in the last of the fifth. Jamie Johnson beat out a bunt single and moved to third on a Suarez double. Gaynor belted his second home run of the game over the wall in left making it 5-1.
Altoona added one in the sixth against reliever Kenny Faulk but would get no closer.
Jose Valdez worked a scoreless ninth, earning his first save.
Pat McCoy (1-0) earned the win for the 'Wolves allowing a run on two hits with no walks and two strikeouts in two innings of relief.
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