Keyes Does It Again in Senators 6-4 Win over Hartford

Senators win third straight game

The Harrisburg Senators took a 4-0 lead, lost it, then scored twice in the 10th to beat Hartford 6-4 on Thursday night in New Hampshire. Harrisburg (67-63) won their third straight game for the first time since July 21-23 when they swept Richmond in a three-game series.

With the score tied 4-4 in the tenth, Kevin Keyes doubled in two runs with one out, providing the winning margin for a second straight night. Andrew Robinson pitched a scoreless tenth to earn his seventh save on the season. Sam Runion, who stranded runners in the eighth when he came on, but allowed the tying run to score in the ninth, earned the win.

Phillips Valdez started for the Senators and pitched effectively even though he allowed 11 hits. He gave the Senators 7.2 innings and allowed just two earned runs.

For the second day in a row, Kevin Keyes slipped the Superman cape on to play hero for the Senators (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

For the second day in a row, Kevin Keyes slipped the Superman cape on to play hero for the Senators (Will Bentzel / MiLB)

The Senators broke a scoreless tie in the fourth when they scored four times. Jose Marmolejos drove in two with a bases loaded double, Keyes followed with an RBI single and Drew Ward capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left. That would be all for the Senators offense until the tenth as 20 of the next 22 batters were retired.

Hartford scored a run in the sixth, two in the seventh and tied the game in the ninth, setting up the heroics by Keyes.

The Senators and Hartford Yard Goats play games two and three in their four-game series Friday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. The game can be heard on Fox Sports 1460 AM, on the internet at senatorsbaseball.com, or through the TuneIn and iHeart Radio apps with The Matt LeCroy Show beginning the radio broadcast at 12:50 p.m.

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