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Two dominant pitching performances have carried Salem back into the Carolina League playoffs, and the Red Sox will battle to defend their 2013 Mills Cup Championship starting on Wednesday night.
Salem scored four times in the fourth to create a 4-0 lead, but Frederick furiously fought back, jacking three homers in their final three offensive innings and soaring to a 6-4 victory on Friday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
The Keys jumped on Sox starter Simon Mercedes for four runs in the first two innings, providing a cushion that helped Frederick ward off Salem’s late comeback in a 5-4 victory on Tuesday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
Manuel Margot launched a three-run homer that broke a 3-3 tie in bottom of the third, opening the floodgates as the Salem Red Sox pounded Pelicans pitching for a season-high 21 hits in a 17-9 triumph on Saturday night.
After not playing any baseball for about 140 hours, the Salem Red Sox won four games in a 29-hour span over Potomac, bolting past Carolina and Winston-Salem to lead the race for the final playoff spot.
Hunter Dozier cleared the bases with a grand slam in the top of the ninth, transforming a 3-2 deficit into a 6-3 victory for the visiting Blue Rocks on Tuesday afternoon at LewisGale Field.