Billy Cook hit a tie-breaking single in the top of the eighth inning, and the Delmarva Shorebirds defeated the Salem Red Sox 4-3 on Wednesday night at Haley Toyota Field.
With four regular-season games remaining, the Sox (70-46) remained one game ahead of Down East (69-47) for the second and final playoff spot in the Low-A East League.
The Sox hold the tiebreaker with Down East should the teams finish with the same record.
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