Patriots top RubberDucks to move into tie for top playoff spot

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Akron Beacon Journal

Patriots 10, RubberDucks 4

Jesus Bastidas hit two home runs and drove in six runs to power Somerset past the RubberDucks on Thursday night at Canal Park.

The loss for the RubberDucks left them in a tie with the Patriots for the top Double-A Northeast playoff spot, a half-game ahead of the Bowie Baysox, with three games to play.

The top two teams qualify for the championship series. The RubberDucks (71-45) and Patriots (71-45) will play each other for the last three games while the Baysox (71-46) battle the Altoona Curve (57-57).

The Patriots took a 5-3 lead with a three-run sixth and put the game away with four runs in the eighth and one in the ninth.