Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Newmann, Crabs set up one-game showdown for title

David Newmann didn't allow a hit until the seventh inning and the Charlotte Stone Crabs forced a one-game showdown for the Florida State League championship with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Yankees.

The fifth -- and final -- game of the series will be Wednesday in Port Charlotte, Fla.

Greg Sexton hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to put the Crabs ahead.

David Adams singled to lead off the seventh against Newmann, who took a two-hit shutout into the ninth. He left with two outs in the ninth, having allowed four hits. Richard De Los Santos got the final out and the save.

In his last nine starts of the year, Newmann was 6-0 with a 1.08 ERA. He had a career-high 10 strikeouts in his previous playoff start.

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