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The RailRiders dropped their second straight to Charlotte on Tuesday night falling 11-6 at PNC Field in the resumption of Monday night’s suspended game.


With the loss, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre falls to 42-49 this season and has dropped seven of its last 10 games.


RailRiders at the plate: Zoilo Almonte led the way for the offense with a 3 for 5 performance, including a triple. Jose Pirela, Rob Refsnyder and Yangervis Solarte all recorded two hits apiece as the first four hitters in the lineup combined to go 9 for 18 with six runs scored.


RailRiders on the mound: Edgmer Escalona was on the mound for the resumption of the suspended game in the top of the fifth inning and pitched three scoreless innings. Diego Moreno pitched after Escalona and was hit with the loss allowing four runs on five hits in one inning.


Riding the Rails: Right-hander Bruce Billings was optioned to SWB from New York on Tuesday.


Attendance: 4,633


Time of Game: 3:12 (over a 24-hour period)


Today’s Game: The RailRiders and Knights close out their four-game series today at PNC Field with a doubleheader starting at 11:35 a.m.


Today’s Probables: SWB RHP Chris Leroux (1-2, 5.19) vs. Knights’ RHP Erik Johnson (2-5, 6.50). SWB TBA vs. Charlotte RHP Dylan Axelrod (5-7, 4.66)


On Deck: The RailRiders start a series with Rochester on Thursday with a doubleheader. .


Today at PNC Field: Hope Week continues during this afternoon start time.


On The Radio: All games can be heard on NEPA Sports Radio WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM, 1440-AM, 100.7-FM, 106.7-FM,


On TV: The next telecast by WQMY (My Network TV) will be for Thursday’s doubleheader versus Rochester starting at 5:35 p.m.


HOW THEY SCORED


RAILRIDERS FIRST: Jose Pirela flied out. Rob Refsnyder singled. Yangervis Solarte singled. Zoilo Almonte singled to score Refsnyder. Kyle Roller doubled driving in Solarte. Adonis Garcia hit a sac fly scoring Almonte. John Ryan Murphy popped out. RAILRIDERS 3-0


CHARLOTTE SECOND: Jordan Danks singled. Josh Phegley singled. Matt Davidson popped out. Andy Wilkins hit a three-run homer. Michael Taylor struck out. Tyler Saladino singled. Micah Johnson walked. Carlos Sanchez singled to score Saladino and move Johnson to third. Marcus Semien singled to score Johnson. Jordan Danks grounded out. KNIGHTS 5-3


CHARLOTTE THIRD: Josh Phegley homered. Matt Davidson flied out. Andy Wilkins grounded out. Michael Taylor struck out. KNIGHTS 6-3


RAILRIDERS SEVENTH: Corban Joseph grounded out. Taylor Dugas singled and moved to second on a single by Jose Pirela. Rob Refsnyder doubled. Dugas out at home trying to score. Donnie Veal relieved Parker Frazier. Yangervis Solarte singled to score Pirela. Refsnyder scored and Solarte to second on a wild pitch. Zoilo Almonte tripled scoring Solarte. Kyle Roller grounded out. TIED 6-6


CHARLOTTE EIGHTH: Andy Wilkins struck out. Michael Taylor homered. Tyler Saladino grounded out. Micah Johnson hit an infield single and stole second. Carlos Sanchez walked. Marcus Semien doubled to plate two Sanchez and Johnson. Jordan Danks singled to score Semien. Josh Phegley doubled. Matt Davidson flied out. KNIGHTS 10-6


CHARLOTTE NINTH: Andy Wilkins tripled. Michael Taylor grounded out. Tyler Saladino singled to score Wilkins. Micah Johnson reached on a fielder’s choice, Saladino out at second. Carlos Sanchez grounded out. KNIGHTS 11-6


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