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August 21, 2013 / Sports / Brooklyn Cyclones / The Ride

Latest win puts Cyclones half game out of first

for The Brooklyn Paper

The Cyclones rattled off four straight hits and scored two runs to break a Staten Island no-hitter bid in the seventh inning to beat the last-place Yankees 2–0 on Tuesday.

Staten Island’s starter David Palladino kept the Brooklyn bats quiet through six innings, walking only one batter, while retiring the other 16, while Cyclone Dario Alvarez matched him inning for inning up till the fifth, striking out six Yankee batters in his five innings of work.

The Clones’ offense came alive in the seventh when Jared King, James “Papa” Roche, and Alex Sanchez hit consecutive two-out singles to load the bases and Matt “Bright Eyes” Oberste connected on a curveball up the middle on a full-count pitch to send King and Roche home. The ever-modest Oberste said he was simply the next guy up in the lineup, and did what any other player would have done.

“All I had to do was get it over the infielders,” he said. “There were guys behind me who would have done the same job.”

The four singles were the only hits the Clones recorded all game, but it proved to be enough, as Johnny Magliozzi picked up the save in the top of the ninth.

Aberdeen fell to Hudson Valley, bringing the Cyclones within a half game of the division lead. The Clones travel to play the Yankees in Staten Island tonight, with the first pitch coming at approximately 7 pm and with it, a chance to take control of the division for the first time this season.

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