Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Sox complete road series win
Late runs lift Sydney to 7-4 victory in Melbourne
12/17/2017 12:03 AM ET
Lars Anderson went 2-for-2 after entering the game as a pinch-hitter (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Lars Anderson went 2-for-2 after entering the game as a pinch-hitter (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA (

Sydney has recorded its first road series win since November 2014 with a 7-4 victory over Melbourne on Sunday.

John Collins drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly and the Blue Sox added three insurance runs in the top of the ninth at Melbourne Ballpark.

Vaughan Harris then closed the door, despite a late Tyler Neslony homer, as Sydney completed a 3-1 series victory.

The Blue Sox trailed 3-2 after reliever Craig Anderson gave up back-to-back singles with two out in the seventh before walking Brett Cumberland and Allan de San Miguel.

Former big leaguer Lars Anderson erased the Aces' lead with a pinch-hit RBI-single off Shunta Nakatsuka before Collins gave the visitors the lead.

Sydney pitcher Todd Grattan got into some early trouble in his first ABL start.

The right-hander gave up back-to-back singles to Jarryd Dale and Darryl George and walked Neslony to load the bases in the first.

Brett Cumberland's sacrifice fly with one out scored the opening run of the game.

The Sox hit back in the second.           

Alex Howe drove in Michael Campbell and then scored on a groundball by Trent D'Antonio with two out to make it 2-1.

Delmon Young's RBI-double in the bottom of the third put the hosts back on terms.

The win pulled Sydney to within a game of Melbourne at the halfway point of the season.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.