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Pulaski's Nestor Cortes allowed just a run over 5.2 innings., but Princeton rallied late to even the Appalachian League semifinal series.

Park, Cortes Sparkle, but Pulaski Falls

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Hoy Jun Park had three hits, pushing his Appalachian League average to .317, but the Pulaski Yankees’ (12-8) win streak was snapped at four Sunday evening by the Greeneville Astros (10-9), 5-2, before 1,530 at Pioneer Park.

The Yankees remain in first place in the Appalachian Conference East by a half-game over the Princeton Rays.

The Astros rallied for five runs in the seventh and eighth innings off righty Juan Jimenez (0-1). Only two of the runs were earned. Lefty Nestor Cortes threw five scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 1.17 in 22 innings and five starts. He has a strikeout/walk ratio of 24-1.

The teams will play the rubber game of the series at Pioneer Park at 7 p.m. Monday.


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