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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jeremy Bleich had a fine first six innings of his Triple-A debut on Thursday night for the RailRiders.


Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, the seventh wasn’t so good.


After pitching six innings and allowing just one run on four hits, he went back out for the seventh and struggled. The left-hander didn’t retire anyone in the seventh and was pulled after the first three batters reached. Those three all scored as Columbus spoiled Bleich’s good outing with a four-run seventh to come from behind and knock off Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 5-4 at Huntington Park.


Bleich allowed consecutive singles to start the seventh then hit a batter and Danny Burawa entered in relief. Burawa allowed back-to-back doubles to the first two batters he faced accounting for all four Clippers runs in the frame as they took a 5-3 lead.


Zoilo Almonte (2 for 4) hit his team-leading ninth home run in the eighth inning, but it was only a solo shot.


Bleich got one time through the Columbus lineup before giving up the Clippers first hit, a Jose Ramirez single in the third. The second hit he gave up also broke up the shutout as Carlos Moncrief hit a solo shot to get the Clippers on the board and cut into the RailRiders lead at 3-1. A quick worker, Bleich walked three and hit a batter in addition to striking out five and needing just 81 pitches to get through six-plus innings.


SWB took a 1-0 lead on a sac fly by Carmen Angelini in the top of the third. The RailRiders extended their lead to 3-0 in the next inning when Scott Sizemore belted a two-run shot, his third of the season. But the RailRiders didn’t have many opportunities after that as Columbus retired 17 of the final 19 batters of the game after Sizemore’s longball. In addition to Almonte’s homer, Kyle Roller (2 for 4) singled in the sixth.


The teams play Game 2 of the four-game set tonight at 7:15 with RailRiders righty Bruce Billings (4-1, 4.54) facing Clippers right-hander Travis Banwart (3-2, 3.55).


Columbus 5, RailRiders 4

RailRiders`AB`R`H`RBI`2B`3B`HR


Jose Pirela 1b`4`0`1`0`0`0`0


Carmen Angelini ss`3`00`1`0`0`0


Zoilo Almonte lf`4`1`2`1`0`0`1


Kyle Roller dh`4`1`2`0`1`0`0


Zelous Wheeler rf`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Scott Sizemore 3b`4`1`1`2`0`0`1


Robert Refsnyder 2b`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Austin Romine c`3`1`1`0`0`0`0


Antoan Richardson cf`3`0`1`0`0`0`0


Totals`33`4`8`4`1`0`2


Columbus`AB`R`H`RBI`2B`3B`HR


Jose Ramirez 2b`4`0`1`0`0`0`0


Tyler Holt cf`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


Jesus Aguilar 1b`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Elliot Johnson lf`4`1`1`0`0`0`0


Giovanny Urshela 3b`3`1`1`1`1`0`0


Carlos Moncrief rf`2`2`1`1`0`0`1


Roberto Perez c`3`1`1`1`1`0`0


Adam Abraham dh`2`0`1`2`1`0`0


Justin Sellers ss`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Totals`28`5`6`5`3`0`1


RailRiders`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Jeremy Bleich (L, 0-1)`6.0`4`4`4`3`5


Danny Burawa (BS, 1)`2.0`2`1`1`0`2


Columbus`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Kyle Davies (W, 3-4)`7.0`7`3`3`0`7


Mark Lowe (H, 1)`1.0`1`1`1`0`3


Vinnie Pestano (S, 4)`1.0`0`0`0`0`1

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