Flying Squirrels 13,?RubberDucks 3
Storylines: The Ducks (69-62) lost for the second time in three games, but trimmed their magic number to nine thanks to a loss by the Harrisburg Senators. They did lose ground to the Altoona Curve, who now lead the Eastern League Western Division by 2½ games.
Duckbills: After a rain delay, Richmond (56-76) put together a 17-at-bat, 12-run fifth inning that took 45 minutes. The RubberDucks used three pitchers, and it took 66 pitches before the side was retired.
Next: The four-game set concludes Sunday at Canal Park 2:05 p.m. Right-hander Michael Peoples (10-6, 3.80 ERA) is scheduled to pitch against Flying Squirrels right-hander Sam Coonrod (4-2, 2.55).
— Brad Bournival