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Aeros Rally To Win, Keep Season Alive

Brandon Pinckney ... four hits, two runs.

Class A Kinston has already won a championship this year. Several players who helped the K-Tribe get an early jump in the Carolina League before being promoted kept Akron's season alive as the Aeros won Game 3 of the Eastern League Finals, 6-4, in Portland. The Sea Dogs lead the best-of-five series with all wins coming on the road. The Aeros must continue that trend in order to defend their title.

Brian Barton, who hit broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the ninth with an RBI double and Pat Osborn added a sacrifice fly later in the inning to make it 6-4. Left-hander Tony Sipp got the save, which really should go to outfielder Trevor Crowe, whose catch in center field kept the Sea Dogs from scoring in the bottom half. Sipp got a quick strikeout, then issued two walks. Luis Jimenez followed with a...

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