The Akron Aeros scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning to erase a two-run deficit and win the finale of a four-game series against the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-2 Sunday at Canal Park.
With the win, the Aeros (68-66) split the four-game series with Richmond.
Right-handed pitcher Austin Adams recorded the win for Akron tossing five innings, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and striking out six while walking none. Left-handed pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz retired the side in order in the top of the ninth to earn the save.
Left-hander Wilmin Rodriguez suffered the loss for Richmond lasting three innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits, walking three and striking out two.
The Flying Squirrels (71-63) got on the board in the top of the first inning. With two outs, Francisco Peguero and Chris Dominguez rapped back-to-back singles. Back-to-back RBI singles from Wes Hodges and Juan Perez followed as Richmond jumped in front 2-0.
It remained 2-0 until the bottom of the third inning. Karexon Sanchez led off with a double and advanced to third on a Jordan Henry single. Sanchez scored when Richmond third baseman Chris Dominguez dropped the ball in a run down between third and home to make it 1-0. Following a Juan Diaz stolen base, John Drennen rapped a two-RBI single to right field to give Akron a 3-2 lead. The Aeros added a run later in the inning when Drennen scored on a Donnie Webb sacrifice fly to make it 4-2.
Akron scored again in the bottom of the seventh inning and went on to the win.
The Aeros will continue their homestand as they begin a four-game series against the Reading Phillies on Monday. Akron will give the ball to left-handed pitcher Matt Packer, who is 7-12 with a 4.36 ERA in 2011. He will face right-handed pitcher Joseph Esposito, who is 5-4 with a 4.67 ERA this season.
The first 2,500 fans through the turnstiles on Monday will receive a commemorative poster featuring members of the 2011 Akron Aeros courtesy of Busson Digital Printing.