SYRACUSE | Yunesky Maya is making a case that he could be ready for the big leagues again.
With five innings of three-hit baseball and a lone solo homer in the top of the first, he won the front end game of a doubleheader, 3-1, over the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees on Sunday at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Mark Teahen drove in a pair with a single in the bottom of the third, while Jarrett Hoffpauir plated one with a ground out in the second.
The splits for Maya are solid this season: he leads the Chiefs in innings pitched with 145.2 in 24 starts. He has given up 127 hits, walked 34, and struck out 78 overall. His ERA is 3.52 and GO/AO ratio is 1.19.
In his last 10, Maya is 7-3 with a 3.32 ERA, 62.1 innings, 55 hits, 26 runs (23 ER), 15 walks and 35 strikeouts.
The Yankees took the nightcap, 1-0.
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Corban Joseph, who hit a solo home run in both games, scored the lone run.
Mitch Atkins gave up four hits over three innings of work as he struck out three.
Audio Highlights: From @ChiefsRadio
Record, Standings: 60-63
Nationals Headline of the Day: Strasburg done for 2-3 starts
Next Game: Aug. 13 vs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre 7 p.m.
Line of the Day Game One: Mark Teahen, 1B - 1-for-3, R, 2 RBI
There wasn’t a lot on it, but Teahen’s single in the bottom of the third got the job done as two scored.
Carlos Rivero was 2-for-3 which raised his average to .310 with some recent moves around the league he leads the International League in hitting.
Line of the Day Game Two: Eury Perez, CF - 2-for-3, K, OF Assist
Even though he didn’t score for Syracuse, Perez ended up with a pair of singles in the loss.
Perez’s assist cut a Scranton run down at the plate.
Brown-watch: 1-for-3, R (Game One); DNP (Game Two)
Brown came around to scored on Teahen’s single in the opener, but then sat out the second game of the afternoon.
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