The Binghamton Mets scored the game-winning run without the aid of a hit and the bullpen provided four shutout innings of relief in a 2-1 victory over the Akron Aeros Friday night at Canal Park.
With the game tied and the bases loaded on two walks and a hit batsman in the top of the seventh, Wilfredo Tovar lifted a weak popup behind first base. Jose Ramirez raced over from second, but dropped it, allowing Cory Vaughn to score the go-ahead run.
The B-Mets were forced to play catch-up after the Aeros used the bottom of their order to strike in the second. Roberto Perez started the rally with a two-out double to left-center. B-Mets starter Cory Mazzoni allowed a single and issued a walk to load the bases, but worked ahead of nine-hitter Delvi Cid to an 0-2 count.
Cid waved at a low breaking ball, but the third strike kicked away from B-Mets catcher Juan Centeno, rolling fifteen feet from home plate. Centeno failed to cleanly bare-hand the ball, allowing Perez to score from third.