Kevin Smith clubbed a solo homer in the eighth inning to break a tie and help the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to 5-4 victory over the Curve in an Eastern League game on Friday night in Altoona, Pa.
Taylor Saucedo (2-0), who pitched 2 1/3 innings of middle relief, earned the win. Danny Young followed with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball and Ty Tice fanned the only two batters he faced in the ninth to get his third save.
New Hampshire’s Forrest Wall had three doubles to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Smith also finished with three hits, and scored two runs and knocked in two.
The teams continue their series tonight at 6 p.m.