BUFFALO — After winning both games of a doubleheader Saturday, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre failed to complete a series sweep over the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday at Coca-Cola Field.
A day ago, the RailRiders tallied seven runs in two games and allowed just one run. On Sunday, the roles were reversed as the Bisons defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 7-1.
In the first two innings, Buffalo scored on an RBI-single and a wild pitch to take a 2-0 lead.
Aided by a fielding error from Dan Johnson, the Bisons broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth inning, plating four runs to extend the Buffalo lead to 6-0.
Sean Ochinko tacked on another run with a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth to give Buffalo a 7-0 advantage.
The RailRiders got on the board in the top of the seventh when J.R. Murphy doubled to left field to cut the deficit to 7-1.
Ricky Romero earned the victory on the mound allowing four hits and one earned run while striking out four in eight innings of work.
Brett Marshall pitched six innings for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, allowing four hits and four earned runs in the loss.
The RailRiders return to action Thursday at 7:05 p.m., after the All-Star break, when they face off against Louisville at home.
Thomas Neal and Chris Bootcheck will play in the Triple-A All-Star game in Reno, Nev., while Dave Miley will manage the International League team.
Saturday’s Second Game
RailRiders 5, Bisons 0
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre amassed 12 hits, including four doubles and a home run, as the RailRiders shut out Buffalo 5-0 in game two of a doubleheader Saturday night.
Dan Johnson blasted a solo shot in the top of the second inning to lead Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on offense, while Francisco Rondon, Dellin Betances and Yoshinori Tateyama combined for a five-hitter to secure the victocy.