GWINNETT, Ga. — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders remained the hottest road team in the International League, winning their sixth straight away from PNC Field, 6-2 over the Gwinnett Braves on Friday.
The Riders have won their last six on the road, including a four-game sweep at Charlotte. Overall, they’ve won 10 of their last 11 road games a season after playing an entire schedule away from their home stadium.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre spread nine hits across its lineup, as eight players had at least one hit.
The RailRiders jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a two-out double to left by Addison Maruszak, plating Zolio Almonte and David Adams.
Gwinnett cut the lead in half in the fourth inning on a solo home run by MLB All-Star catcher Brian McCann, who is in Triple-A on a rehab assignment.
Just back from a stint with the New York Yankees, Corbin Joseph singled in Luke Murton in the fifth inning to reestablish a two-run lead as the Riders held a 3-1 edge.
The RailRiders broke the game open in the sixth. Melky Mesa doubled to center to score Ronnier Musteller and Addison Maruszak. Mesa scored on a double play to make it 6-1.
Braves right fielder Joey Terdoslavich homered leading off the bottom of the seventh to complete the scoring.
Graham Stoneburner (2-1) picked up the win, allowing a run and three hits in five innings. Four relievers scattered six hits over the final four innings. Yohan Flande (1-2) allowed eight hits in five innings to take the loss for the Braves.
The teams play the third game of their four-game series today at 7:05 p.m.