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RailRiders at the plate: Luke Murton and Addison Maruszak, who each started their first game of the season, led the offense each going 2-for-4.

RailRiders on the mound: Making his Triple-A debut, Graham Stoneburner pitched four innings giving up three runs, two earned. He stuck out three and walked one. Left-hander Juan Cedeno followed with four strikeouts in two scoreless innings. Mark Montgomery also threw two scoreless innings and fanned four. Jim Miller threw one inning allowing four runs and three walks on one hit.

Play of the Game: With Pawtucket’s J.C. Linares batting, he hit a liner back to the mound. RailRiders pitcher Graham Stoneburner caught the shot then turned around and threw to second to double up Brandon Snyder in the fourth inning.

Attendance: 5,362

Transactions: When New York activated RHP Phil Hughes from the 15-day disabled list, RHP Cody Epley was sent to SWB. RHP Graham Stoneburner was promoted from Trenton to the RailRiders, while LHP Josh Romanski was assigned to Trenton.

Today’s Game: The final game of the four-game set against Pawtucket starts at 1:05 p.m.

Today’s Probables: Pawtucket RHP Terry Doyle vs. RailRiders’ RHP Brett Marshall

On Deck: The RailRiders welcome Rochester to town for a three-game series beginning Monday night at 6:35.

Today at PNC Field: Family Fun Day with kids allowed to run the bases after the game.

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

How They Scored

RAILRIDERS SECOND: Luke Murton reached safely on an error. Addison Maruszak grounded out, Murton to second. Bobby Wilson struck out. Gil Velazquez singled scoring Murton and moved to second on the throw home. Melky Mesa walked. Corban Joseph flied out. RAILRIDERS 1-0

PAWTUCKET THIRD: J.C. Linares singled and moved to second on a wild pitch. Dan Butler doubled scoring Linares. Jonathan Hee struck out. Jeremy Hazelbaker walked. Justin Henry singled to load the bases. Drew Sutton reached safely on an error, scoring Butler and Hazelbaker, Henry moved to second. Mark Hamilton grounded out, runners advanced to second and third. Bryce Brentz grounded out. RED SOX 3-1

RAILRIDERS THIRD: Zoilo Almonte walked. Dan Johnson reached on fielder’s choice, Almonte out at second. Thomas Neal flied out. Luke Murton singled, Johnson to second. Addison Maruszak singled to drive in Johnson, Murton to third and Maruszak to second on the throw home. Bobby Wilson grounded out. RED SOX 3-2

PAWTUCKET NINTH: Bryce Brentz flied out. Brandon Snyder walked. J.C. Linares walked. Dan Butler walked to load the bases. Jonathan Hee fouled out. Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a grand slam. Justin Henry grounded out. RED SOX 7-2

MOOSIC – When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders learned on Friday that Phil Hughes wasn’t going to make a rehab start for the club on Saturday, they were scrambling for a starter.

Help came from Trenton in right-hander Graham Stoneburner. The 25-year-old made his Triple-A debut on another chilly night at PNC Field. He pitched well for his first time above Double-A throwing more pitches than he did all of last year and equaling his high inning mark of 2012 with the Thunder. The four innings came exactly one year after tossing four for Trenton.

But the PawSox put a crooked number on the scoreboard late in the game for the third straight night to hand the RailRiders their third straight setback to begin the season, a 7-2 loss.

It marks the second consecutive season SWB started the season 0-3. Last year, the team still rebounded to make the playoffs by winning the International League North Division.

Holding onto a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, the PawSox loaded the bases on walks against Riders reliever Jim Miller. Jeremy Hazelbaker made him pay crushing a grand slam to left field to put the game out of reach.

Stoneburner (0-1) retired the side in order in the first inning and only gave up a single in the second but that was erased on a double play. He was given a lead in the bottom of the second when Gil Velazquez singled home Luke Murton, who reached safely on an error for a 1-0 lead.

Stoneburner, a 14th-round pick in 2009 out of Clemson, ran into trouble in the third inning as eight Pawtucket batters came to the plate and the Red Sox scored three runs.

Dan Butler doubled in J.C Linares to even the score at 1-1 two batters into the frame. Stoneburner then struck out Jon Hee, but a walk and single followed to load the bases. A one-out grounder to first baseman Luke Murton was thrown away trying to get the runner at second and that allowed two more runs to score for a 3-1 lead.

The RailRiders got a run back in the bottom of the third on an RBI-single from Addison Maruszak scoring Dan Johnson to move the score to 3-2.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had an opportunity to tie the game or take the lead in the bottom of the eighth loading the bases with two outs, but came away empty.

PawSox starter Chris Hernandez, who saw Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year in the playoffs allowing just two runs in six innings while taking a no-decision, threw four innings Saturday night limiting SWB to four hits and one earned run in the no-decision.

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