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Blue Sox take down error-plagued Aces
Sydney score six in sixth of comeback victory
12/28/2017 5:50 AM ET
Chiang Chih-hsien went 3-for-5 with a home run in Sydney's win over Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA
Chiang Chih-hsien went 3-for-5 with a home run in Sydney's win over Melbourne (C) SMP IMAGES/ABL MEDIA 

A six-run sixth has lifted Sydney to a 9-5 win over error-plagued Melbourne and a tie for fourth spot in the Australian Baseball League on Thursday night.

After wasting a glut of chances and falling behind on Tyler Neslony's three-run homer, the Sox tacked on six runs with two outs in the sixth at Blacktown International Sports Park.

Sydney catcher John Collins doubled with two out against Aces' starter Mark Hamburger, extending the inning and igniting a run of five-straight hits as the Sox overturned a 3-0 deficit.

Collins' double - his first in the ABL - scored Michael Suchy (reached on error) and Max Brennen (single) before Jacob Younis (single) and Gavin Fingleson (double) put runners in scoring position.

After Sydney left seven runners stranded through five innings, Chiang Chih-hsien ensured the hosts finally made their chances count.

Chiang blasted a three-run home run - his equal league-leading seventh of the season - to hand the Sox a 6-3 advantage.

The big inning ended Hamburger's night with the former big leaguer allowing six unearned runs on 10 hits as errors hurt Melbourne's chances.

All up the Aces made five errors for the night.

Melbourne rallied in the seventh, scoring two runs to cut Sydney's lead to one.

Jarryd Dale's first ABL triple scored Matthew Zablan (single) before Darryl George's RBI-single made it 6-5.

Alex Howe added an insurance run in the seventh, scoring on a wild pitch by Aces' reliever Christian Meister, before the Sox added two more in the eighth.

Sven Schueller worked a scoreless ninth as Sydney secured its fourth-straight win and moved level with Melbourne in fourth spot holding a 9-11 record.

Earlier, Neslony homered for the third time this season after Ryan Dale (single) and George (double) reached as the Aces finally got to Sox starter Chang-Sung Ko.

Neslony's deep shot chased Ko, who allowed three runs on four hits in five innings.

Fingleson and Chiang both went 3-for-5 for Sydney, while Max Brennen also recorded three hits as the Blue Sox managed 14 for the night.

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