Scranton/Wilkes-Barre won its fourth straight and for the 12th time in its last 16 with a 6-2 win over Lehigh Valley on Sunday afternoon at PNC Field.
RailRiders at the plate: They hit three home runs – back-to-back solo shots by Addison Maruszak and Corey Patterson in the second inning and a three-run blast by Randy Ruiz.
RailRiders on the mound: David Huff earned his first RailRider victory this season and his fourth overall going six innings allowing just one run on seven hits and whiffed six. Dellin Betances threw two scoreless frames fanning five in relief. Josh Spence tossed the ninth when he gave up one run, three hits and a walk.
The IronRail: The RailRiders and IronPigs started the IronRail Series this season between the two close rivals. The winner of the season series will receive the inaugural trophy among other perks. After Sunday’s game the series is now tied at 3-3.
Time of Game: 2:48
Today’s Game: SWB welcomes Rochester to PNC Field for a three-game series beginning tonight at 7:05.
Today’s Probables: RailRiders right-hander Chris Bootcheck (7-2, 3.46) vs. Red Wings lefty Andrew Albers (8-3, 3.00)
Captain RailRider: Future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter went 1-for-2 with a single, a run scored and two walks as his rehab appearance continued. He is scheduled to play at shortstop in tonight’s game at PNC Field.
Tickets Available: If you still haven’t got to PNC Field to see perennial all-star and Yankees captain Derek Jeter, there’s an opportunity for tonight’s game as plenty of tickets remain.
On Deck: The nine-game homestand for SWB continues through Friday. The Rochester series wraps up Wednesday before Syracuse comes to town for a two-game set.
Today at PNC Field: Come hungry because every Monday is dollar hot dog night. It’s also youth softball night.
On The Radio: All games can be heard on WYCK 1340-AM, 1400-AM, 100.7-FM
On TV: The next televised game by WQMY (My Network) will be Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.
How They Scored
IRONPIGS FIRST: Cesar Hernandez struck out. Freddy Galvis struck out. Cody Asche singled then stole second. Cody Overbeck doubled scoring Asche. Josh Fields singled, Overbeck was gunned down at the plate by left fielder Thomas Neal to end the inning. IRONPIGS 1-0
RAILRIDERS SECOND: Randy Ruiz flied out. Dan Johnson grounded out. Addison Maruszak hit a solo shot. Corey Patterson hit a solo home run. Bobby Wilson flied out. TIED 1-1
RAILRIDERS THIRD: Walter Ibarra walked. Derek Jeter singled. Brent Lillibridge struck out. Thomas Neal struck out. Randy Ruiz hit a three-run home run. Dan Johnson walked. Addison Maruszak flied out. RAILRIDERS 5-1
RAILRIDERS SEVENTH: Corey Patterson popped out. Bobby Wilson grounded out. Walter Ibarra singled. Derek Jeter walked. Brent Lillibridge singled to score Ibarra and move Jeter to third. Lillibridge stole second. Thomas Neal was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Randy Ruiz grounded into a fielder’s choice. RAILRIDERS 6-1
IRONPIGS NINTH: Leandro Castro singled. Michael Martinez walked. Steven Lerud singled to load the bases. Tyson Gillies struck out. Cesar Hernandez singled to score Castro. Freddy Galvis grounded into a double play. RAILRIDERS 6-2