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Culver’s double gives T-Yanks 7-6 win

The Tampa Yankees were back at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday night for the start of the series verse the Charlotte Stone Crabs. After a late ninth inning rally with a two run double by Cito Culver, Tampa was able to overtake Charlotte 7-6.

LHP Dan Camarena (ERA 2.81) who was selected to play in the FSL All-Star Game, had the start for Tampa, pitching the first 5 2/3 innings, allowing 7 hits and 5 runs. Not as solid of an outing as the lefty has been having lately.

Tampa took an early 2-0 lead in the first, the initial run being scored by Jake Cave after a sac fly to left by Zach Wilson. The second run scored by Greg Bird after a single by Danny Oh. The Stone Crabs then struck back as Camarena struggled. Entering the 8th, Charlotte had a -2 lead but, a 2 run single by Zach Wilson shortened the deficit to one run.

Tampa pitcher RHP Nick Rumbelow (ERA 3.27) then allowed one run by the Stone Crabs in the top of the 9th inning to put the game at 6-4.

With 2 outs, in the bottom of the 9th Jake Cave hit a single sending Jose Toussen home and advancing Trent Garrison to 2nd. With a one run deficit, Cito Culver’s two run double was the go ahead for Tampa to secure the 7-6 win. Rumbelow earned the win (4-0) as the T-Yanks advance to (29-30) just one game below .500.

The T-Yanks’ next game will be at 7:00pm at Steinbrenner Field with LHP Miguel Sulbaran (ERA 5.02, 0-1) taking the start for Tampa against Charlotte’s LHP Blake Snell (ERA 4.50, 0-1).

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Diehard Yankees fan who currently lives in Tampa. I have covered the Tampa Yankees since 2010 and love watching the Future Bronx Bombers make their way up the Farm System.

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