The York Revolution closed the curtain on the 2013 season, dropping the finale 4-1 to the Sugar Land Skeeters in front of 6,441 fans at Constellation Field on Sunday afternoon. The Revs close their seventh season with a 65-75 record, but finished by winning five of their final seven games including four of six in their series in Texas. Sugar Land rounds out the regular season schedule with a 95-45 record, the best in league history, and will head into their first postseason as a franchise when they host Somerset in Game 1 of the Freedom Division Championship Series on Tuesday night.
Sugar Land took an early lead on a solo home run to right field in the first inning by Travis Scott.
The Revs answered in the top of the second as Matt Spencer doubled down the right field line and scored on a single to right-center by Michael Hernandez, tying the game at 1-1.
Sugar Land struck back in the bottom of the third as Reid Gorecki drew a leadoff walk on a close 3-2 pitch, Scott doubled, and Steve Moss cashed in with a sacrifice fly to center, giving the Skeeters a 2-1 edge.
Sugar Land cushioned its lead on a two-run homer to left by Moss in the bottom of the seventh to provide the final.
Revs starter Chris Cody (15-9) suffered the loss, charged with four runs in seven innings. He closes his third season in York with a Revs record 15 wins, 139 strikeouts, and 176.0 innings. He finishes with the second-most wins by any pitcher in the Atlantic League this season, and becomes the first pitcher in Revs history to lead the league in strikeouts and innings. York went 18-10 in Cody’s starts this season.
Eight Sugar Land pitchers combined to work the nine innings with Adam Miller (4-4) awarded the win after a 1-2-3 sixth inning. Gary Majewski recorded the final five outs for his 23rd save of the year, ending both the eighth and ninth innings with the tying run at the plate.
Notes: The Revs fall to 5-2 all-time in season finales, with the only two losses having come in Sugar Land each of the last two seasons… it marked the sixth time in seven years that the Revs finished on the road… Beau Vaughan worked a perfect eighth inning in relief for the Revs who finish the season with a club record 3.42 bullpen ERA… Wilson Batista went 2-for-5 and finished the season batting a team-best .304, joining Keoni DeRenne (2009) as the only switch-hitters in club history to lead the team in batting, with Batista’s average the highest… Andres Perez went 1-for-4, finishing the year on a six-game hitting streak... Hernandez and Ruddy Yan also tallied multi-hit efforts.