Salem - The Salem Red Sox broke open a scoreless game in the 10th with three straight singles, Cody Koback with the game-winner as Salem slipped by Myrtle Beach 1-0 in game one of their best-of-3 Carolina League playoff series.
Matty Johnson and Henry Ramos singled before Koback to set the table for Koback's heroics.
Now the series shifts to Myrtle Beach for Thursday night's game two, and if necessary, a game three on Friday night.
Salem is the hottest team in the Carolina League right now, the Red Sox have won seven in a row, 12 of their last 13. One more win and the Red Sox clinch a spot in the Mills Cup Championship Series which begins Saturday night.