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PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre belted four home runs in the first four innings to power past Pawtucket 9-6 on Sunday at McCoy Stadium.


Corey Patterson got things started early with a lead-off home run to give the RailRiders a 1-0 lead.


The Red Sox battled back in the bottom of the second when Will Middlebrooks hit a two-run homer as Pawtucket gained the 2-1 advantage.


TheRailRiders answered right back as Randy Ruiz ripped a two-run homer to left-center field in the top of the third, giving Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 3-2 lead.


Once again, the Red Sox followed by regaining the lead. Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a two-run single to put Pawtucket back on top at the bottom of the inning.


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre responded in the top of the fourth with back-to-back solo shots by Josh Bell and Addison Maruszak as the RailRiders jumped on top 5-4.


Trailing 6-4, Pawtucket rallied in the bottom of seventh when Middlebrooks belted his second two-run homer of the game to tie the score.


In the top of the eighth, the RailRiders stopped hitting the long ball, but kept producing runs. Bobby Wilson and Walter Ibarra hit RBI doubles to give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 9-6 advantage.


Jim Miller struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to earn the save on Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s second straight victory. The win went to Mike Zagurski (3-1), who threw two innings of relief for the RailRiders. Pedro Beato (5-2) took the loss, also in relief, for the PawSox.


The RailRiders will continue its five-game series against Pawtucket today at 6:15 at McCoy Stadium.


RailRiders 9, Red Sox 6


RailRiders`AB`R`H`BI““Pawtucket`AB`H`R`BI`


Patterson cf`5`2`3`1““Bradley Jr. cf`4`2`1`0


Ibarra 2b`5`0`1`2““Henry 2b`5`0`1`0


Martinez rf`3`0`0`0““Hassan 1b`3`1`0`0


Ruiz dh`4`1`2`2““Middlebrooks 3b`4`3`2`4


Johnson 1b`5`0`1`0““Hazelbaker lf`5`0`1`0


Neal lf`5`0`0`0““Bogaerts ss`3`0`2`0


Bell 3b`3`2`1`1““Butler dh`4`0`0`0


Maruszak ss`5`2`2`1““Bermudez rf`3`0`2`0


Wilson c`4`2`2`1““Rosario c`4`0`1`0


Totals`39`9`12`8““Totals`35`6`10`4


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RailRiders`102`300`030 — 9


Pawtucket`202`000`200 — 6


E: SWB - Bell (5); PAW - Rosario (1). Team LOB: RailRiders 8, Pawtucket 8; Team RISP: RailRiders 3-for-11, Pawtucket 4-for-14; 2B: SWB - Patterson (4), Wilson 2 (10), Ibarra (4); PAW - Bradley Jr. (17), Henry (16). HR: SWB - Patterson (1), Ruiz (5), Bell (4), Maruszak (2); PAW - Middlebrooks 2 (4).


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Pitching


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


Ramirez`4.2`5`4`2`2`4


Daley`1.1`2`0`0`2`0


Zagurski (W, 3-1)`2`3`2`2`2`2


Miller (S, 4)`1`0`0`0`0`3


Pawtucket`IP`H`R`ER`BB`SO


Workman`4`8`6`5`2`6


De La Torre`1.2`0`0`0`0`3


Beato (L, 5-2)`1.1`2`2`2`2`1


Martin`2`2`1`1`1`3


Umpires: HP - David Soucy. 1B - Max Guyll. 3B - Tom Honec.


T: 3:31


Att: 10,211

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