LOUISVILLE, K.Y. —Dan Johnson hit a two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders defeated Louisville 6-5 Friday night.
The 10-inning contest came a night after the RailRiders played the longest game in the team’s history, defeating Toledo 2-1 Thursday night in 20 innings at PNC Field.
The Bats (54-54) struck first in the bottom of the third inning with runs scored by Denis Phipps, Billy Hamilton and Josh Fellhauer to make it a 3-0 game.
In the top of the fourth the Randy Ruiz and Brendan Harris each scored for the RailRiders (52-54) to close the gap to a 3-2 game. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre would also get runs from Corey Patterson and Ronnier Mustelier in the top of the fifth inning to give them the 4-3 lead.
The Bats tied the game at 4-4 with a run in the eighth
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Louisville continue their series today at 7:05 p.m. at Louisville Slugger Field.
RailRiders beat Toledo in 20 innings on Thursday
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders set a franchise record with a five-hour, 26-minute game that ended with a Randy Ruiz walk-off homer for a 2-1 victory over the Toledo Mud Hens at PNC Field Thursday night.
Eight RailRiders pitchers combined on the triumph, with Jim Miller (1-5) getting his first win of the season. He and Josh Spence combined to retire the last 13 Mud Hens (46-61) that came to the plate. The RailRiders split their four-game series with Toledo.
Ruiz used a first-pitch swing for his 13th home run of the season, leading off the 20th inning against reliever Justin Souza (0-1).
The game’s only other runs came in the seventh. With two outs, Toledo’s Mike Cervenak doubled and Danny Dorn followed with a high fly to right. Right fielder Cody Grice lost the ball in the heavens and it fell behind him for a run-scoring triple. In the bottom half of the inning, Grice bashed a hard grounder for a single off of Cervenak at third base and later scored on Adonis Garcia’s single.