AKRON, OH -- Down 2-1 in the ninth inning, first baseman Jesus Aguilar tied the game with an opposite field home run, just out of right fielder Steven Souza Jr.'s reach at the "It's A Whole New Ballgame" sign.
After the two teams went six more innings, it almost literally was.
The Akron Aeros (24-30) won 3-2 Thursday night in 15 innings, defeating the Harrisburg Senators (27-27) on a bases-loaded walk-off single by right fielder Carlos Moncrief. Manager Edwin Rodriguez was proud of his team for the extra inning win, but would have been happy win or lose.
"More than the win, I think that we are very pleased with the way the guys played," Rodriguez said. "They showed character [and] they showed intensity. It got to the point where whatever the outcome would be, I was pleased [with] the way they were playing."
Aguilar's home run gave the Aeros life and came against dominant Senators reliever Aaron Barrett. The right-hander came into the night with a 2.61 ERA, 26:7 SO:BB, and eight save...