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By Dave Rosengrant drosengrant@civitasmedia.com



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MOOSIC – Not even a struggling Rochester team can stop the Red Wings’ recent stranglehold on the RailRiders.


Entering with just three wins in their previous seven games overall, Rochester continued success against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday night.


The Red Wings overcame an early deficit then held off a late SWB rally for a 7-5 win and their seventh win in eight games against the RailRiders this season. Dating back to last year, Rochester has now won 10 of the last 11 games in the series.


John Ryan Murphy doubled in two runs in the bottom of the first to put the RailRiders in front 2-0. That lead, however, was short-lived.


The Red Wings answered with three unearned runs in the top of the third off Bruce Billings, who was charged with an error in the inning that led to the three runs. The first run scored on the miscue before Eric Farris singled up the middle to plate two more and give Rochester a 3-2 lead.


The Red Wings were back at it in the top of the third as reigning International League Most Valuable Player Chris Colabello hit a monstrous home run to left center that hit off the video board then bounced back onto the field for a 4-2 lead. A sacrifice fly by former SWB Yankee Doug Bernier extended Rochester’s lead to 5-2.


Murphy came through with a solo shot in the fifth. His first homer for the RailRiders this season trimmed the deficit to 5-3. But Colabello answered in the top of the seventh with a double to plate a run and get the run back.


SWB got within one another time in the bottom of the seventh when Jose Pirela clubbed his seventh homer this season. The two-run shot trimmed the Red Wings lead to 6-5. Pirela’s blast came with no outs in the inning. The next batter, Rob Refsnyder, walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. But then the next three batters – Murphy, Scott Sizemore and Kyle Roller – all fanned to end the threat.


So when Rochester added another run in the top of the eighth, it was enough to hold off SWB as Pirela’s homer was the last hit the RailRiders got in the game. Rochester pitchers retired the last nine batters of the game.


Notes: Dean Anna, who was activated off the disabled list prior to the game, went 1 for 4. He has struggled at PNC Field this season going just 2 for 37 at home. … Taylor Dugas only had one official at-bat in the game as he walked three times in four plate appearances. … Preston Claiborne pitched 1 1/3 innings and left with two outs in the ninth with an apparent injury.


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Rochester 7, RailRiders 5

Rochester`AB`R`H`2B`3B`HR`BI


Eric Farris c`5`1`3`0`0`0`2


James Beresford 2b`5`0`1`1`0`0`0


Deibinson Romero 3b`5`0`1`1`0`0`0


Chris Colabello 1b`5`1`2`1`0`1`2


Josmil Pinto c`2`1`0`0`0`0`0


Dan Rohlfing c`2`0`0`0`0`0`0


Chris Herrmann dh`3`1`1`1`0`0`0


Doug Bernier ss`2`1`0`0`0`0`1


Daniel Ortiz lf`5`1`2`1`0`0`0


Chris Rahl rf`4`1`0`0`0`0`1


Totals`38`7`10`5`0`1`6


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


Jose Pirela lf`4`2`1`0`0`1`2


Robert Refsnyder 2b`3`1`0`0`0`0`0


John Ryan Murphy c`4`1`2`1`0`1`3


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


Kyle Roller dh`4`0`0`0`0`0`0


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


Dean Anna ss`4`0`1`0`0`0`0


Austin Romine 1b`3`0`0`0`0`0`0


Taylor Dugas cf`1`1`0`0`0`0`0


Totals`31`5`5`1`0`2`5


Rochester`032`000`110``7


Scranton/WB`200`010`200``5


Rochester`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Logan Darnell (W, 3-4)`5.0`3`3`3`5`6


Mark Hamburger (H, 1)`1.0`1`0`0`0`0


Ryan Pressly (H, 6)`2.0`1`2`2`2`3


Michael Tonkin (S, 5)`1.0`0`0`0`0`1


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


Bruce Billings (L, 4-4)`6.0`5`5`2`2`5


Diego Moreno`1.0`2`1`1`0`2


Francisco Rondon`0.1`1`1`1`1`1


Preston Claiborne`1.1`2`0`0`2`2


Robert Coello`0.1`0`0`0`0`1


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