Javier de la Hoya earned his ninth win, limiting host Altoona (31-29) to four hits while striking out eight in seven innings to lead the Bowie Baysox to a 5-0 victory over the Curve.

After failing to score a run despite 11 hits on Monday, Bowie (33-25) wasted no time getting ahead last night, scoring four runs in the first. Tom Hage hit a two-out, two-run single and Augie Ojeda followed with a double that scored two runs to put the Baysox ahead.

Mike Bell pitched the final two innings in relief, yielding one hit and a walk.

AVALANCHE 9, KEYS 7: The Avalanche extended its winning streak to a season-high seven games with the come-from-behind Class A Carolina League victory in Salem, Va.

Behind 7-3 in the bottom of the eighth, the Avalanche (28-31) scored six runs to take the lead.

Frederick reliever Derek Brown gave up five runs in 2/3 of an inning to fall to 4-3. Starter Jay Spurgeon went seven innings and surrendered three runs on six hits.

Designated hitter Chris Paxton hit a grand slam in the third for the Keys.

CANNONS 4, HILLCATS 3: Potomac scored in the top of the 10th to defeat host Lynchburg. Corey Avrard earned the win and improved to 2-2.