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Revolution play in record 12th extra-inning game of the season

The Revolution’s 5-4 victory in 11 innings at Southern Maryland on August 18 established a new single-season high for extra-inning games played in a season for the nine-year-old franchise.  It was York’s 12th of the 2015 season, and Wilson Valdez’s squeeze bunt to put the Revs ahead for good improved their record to 6-6 in extras this season. Six victories in extras is also a franchise record for a single-season.

It was the second time this season the Revs brought in the winning run in a game at Southern Maryland on a squeeze bunt, as Eric Patterson did it in the ninth inning of a 4-3 victory on July 28.

This Revolution club surpassed the 2009 and 2013 clubs that played extra innings 11 times apiece.  York has displayed a flair for the dramatic throughout the 2015 season; as of August 18, the Revs are 16-11 in games decided in either team’s final at-bat.

Extra-inning games have come in bunches this season for the Revolution.  York played three 11-inning games and one 15-inning affair (the most innings they’ve ever played), in the span of five days between May 28 and June 1 on a roadtrip through Camden and Long Island, and then played four extra-inning games in a week between August 12 and 18, twice going back-to-back August 12 and 13, and again on August 17 and 18.

-Paul Braverman & Darrell Henry

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