BOWIE, Md. — For the second straight game, the bottom of the ninth did in the downtrodden Erie SeaWolves.
Joel Guzman's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth boosted the Bowie Baysox to a 6-5 victory on Tuesday night.
The loss was a season-high ninth straight for Erie (31-47), the Baysox now 42-36.
In the ninth, Felix Pie got his fourth hit of the game, a leadoff double off Zach Simons (1-2). Ryan Adams was intentionally walked, and after Caleb Joseph bunted into a force play with Pie out at third, Guzman followed with his line drive to left.
The Baysox scored four runs off Erie starter Ramon Garcia in the first inning, the last two coming on an error by first baseman Rawley Bishop.
The SeaWolves got two runs back in the second on a sacrifice fly by Kody Kaiser and Deik Scram's RBI double.
Michael Bertram had an RBI double in the sixth inning, and the 'Wolves tied the game at 5-5 with two runs in the top of the seventh. Andy Dirks had a sacrifice fly and Bishop an RBI single.
Dirks, Bishop and Bertram had two hits each for the SeaWolves, who are 8-31 since moving into first place in the Eastern League's Western Division on May 19.
Jim Hoey (2-0) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth to get the win.
Bowie goes for the four-game sweep tonight at 7:05 p.m.
Erie outfielder Andy Dirks, relief pitcher Zach Simons and pitcher Brooks Brown have been named to the Western Division team. Dirks and Brown made the team as fan selections, and Simons was picked by Eastern League managers and media.
Dirks, in his second year with the SeaWolves, was hitting .279 with 10 homers and 38 RBIs and had a team-leading 15 stolen bases. He also led the team with 84 hits and ranked third in the EL. His 14 outfield assists, meanwhile, topped the league.
Simons, a right-hander, will appear in the EL All-Star Game for the second straight year. In 23 relief appearances before Tuesday, he had a 1-1 record with three saves and a 2.52 earned-run average. In 352/3 innings, he had allowed 24 hits and 11 walks while striking out 37.
Brown, also a right-hander, made his first all-star team with the Tigers organization and his third overall. He is 5-5 with two saves and a 4.70 ERA and has a league-leading two complete games among his seven starts.