Prospect Moya slugs pair of homers for Erie

Prospect Moya slugs pair of homers for Erie

Outfielder Steven Moya, the Tigers' No. 20 prospect, hit a walk-off home run in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday to help Double-A Erie defeat Altoona, 7-6. It was Moya's second home run of the game.

Thanks to Moya's heroics, the SeaWolves split the twin bill after losing the first game, 2-0. Both games were scheduled to last seven innings because of the doubleheader.

Moya's first home run of the day was a two-run drive to left off Altoona starter Tyler Sample in the fourth inning. He added a game-tying two-run single in the sixth before smashing the game-winner with two outs in the eighth inning.

Moya finished the nightcap 4-for-4 with three runs and a career-high six RBIs. He went 1-for-3 in the first game of the doubleheader.

With his career day at the plate, Moya is hitting .255 this season. He has seven home runs and a .473 slugging percentage in 44 games.

Right-hander Jose Valdez, the Tigers' No. 11 prospect, threw two scoreless innings of relief in the second game, setting up Moya's heroics. In 16 games this season, Valdez has four saves and has struck out 21 batters in 21 innings.

-- Teddy Cahill

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