TROY, N.Y. (AP) -- AJ Lee hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, leading the Tri-City ValleyCats to a 4-3 win over the State College Spikes on Thursday.
The home run by Lee scored E.P. Reese to give the ValleyCats a 3-2 lead.
With the score tied 3-3 in the sixth, the ValleyCats took the lead for good when C.J. Stubbs scored on an error.
Franny Cobos (1-0) got the win in relief while Jeremy Randolph (0-2) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game.
The Spikes failed to capitalize on some good scoring chances, leaving 13 runners on base in the loss. Brylie Ware reached base four times for the Spikes.