Bobby Cripps didn't seem to mind at all that Randy Albaral stole his thunder.
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Cripps muscled up for two home runs, drove in two runs, went 3-for-4 at the plate and scored three runs, but watched from the on-deck circle as Albaral sliced a single to shallow right field to score Mike Strange with the winning run in the 12th inning of the Hagerstown Suns' 4-3 win over Cape Fear Saturday night in South Atlantic League play.
"I just wanted to put the ball in play," said Albaral, whose game-winning hit came in his first at-bat of the game.
"I knew he (Cape Fear reliever Jeremy Salyers) was going to try to come with a fastball. That's about all he threw. I was just looking to fight him off, and put the ball in play, make something happen."