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Kinston Keeps Winning; Akron Faces Must Win

Ryan Mulhern ... 3-for-4.

Kinston won Game 1 of the Class A Carolina League finals, 10-4, Saturday night -- but the Akron Aeros suddenly face a must-win situation. The defending Eastern League champs lost Game 4 of the Southern Division Finals, 3-1, at Altoona. The Aeros won the regular season by 10 1/2 games over the second-place Curve, but must win Sunday night at Akron's Canal Park or their season is over.

Akron got only five hits and made two errors in losing for the second night in a row at Altoona after totalling 24 runs in the first two games of the best-of-five series at Akron. The Aeros are seeking their third championship in four years. Akron took three of four from Portland to win it all last year and swept New Haven to win the title in 2003. The winner of Sunday's game in Akron will face...

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