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Game Recaps 5/1: Chen leads Aeros to huge victory

Game Recaps 5/1: Chen leads Aeros to huge victory
May 2, 2011
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Chun Chen (Photo: Lianna Halub)
Chen Powers Aeros to Win in Rubber Match

Chun Chen clubbed two home runs and drove in three runs as the Akron Aeros won the rubber match of a three-game series against the Binghamton Mets 10-1 Sunday at NYSEG Stadium.

Chen now has four home runs on the season and four in the past four days.

Right-handed pitcher Austin Adams recorded his second win of 2011 tossing seven innings, allowing one earned run on three hits, striking out eight and walking three.

Mark Cohoon suffered the loss for Binghamton lasting five innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits, walking three and striking out one.

The Aeros (12-12) got on the board in the top of the first inning off Cohoon. With two outs, Juan Diaz walked. Chen followed with a two-run home run to left field that gave Akron a 2-0 lead.

Akron added to their lead in the top of the fourth inning. Chen began the frame with his second home run of the game to make it 3-0. John Drennen followed with a double and later scored on a pair of Jordany Valdespin errors to give the Aeros a four-run lead.

The B-Mets (7-13) got a run back in the bottom of the fourth inning on a Carlos Guzman RBI single.

The Aeros erupted for five runs in the top of the sixth inning. Kyle Bellows started the inning with a double and advanced to third on a Donnie Webb single. After Binghamton replaced Cohoon with reliever Michael Powers, Karexon Sanchez hit a two-RBI double to make it 6-1. Akron added three more runs on a Tim Fedroff RBI groundout and a Drennen two-RBI double.

Akron added a run in the top of the eighth inning and went on to win the rubber match of this three-game series.

The Aeros will head to Altoona to begin a four-game series with the Curve Monday night. Akron has yet to announce a starter for Monday

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