August 30, 2017 - International League (IL) - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Tyler Austin Homers in RailRiders' Victory
Matt Holliday Reaches Thrice in Second Rehab Game
Moosic, Pa. - The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) doubled up the Rochester Red Wings 8-4 on Wednesday night at PNC Field. The RailRiders (86-50) improved to 11-5 against the Red Wings (77-60) with their third straight triumph in the series.
Domingo German (7-2) took home his third straight winning decision after holding the Red Wings to two runs on four hits over five innings. The right-hander walked three and struck out four.
SWB broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the fourth inning off Stephen Gonsalves (1-2). Ji-Man Choi highlighted the frame with a two-run double. Billy McKinney and Wilkin Castillo also produced run-scoring singles.
After the Red Wings plated three runs in the sixth, the RailRiders put the game away with a four-run seventh. Miguel Andujar lifted a sacrifice fly to deep center that scored Cito Culver for a 5-3 advantage. The decisive blow came one pitch later when Tyler Austin jumped on the first pitch and boomed a three-run homer to left for an 8-3 lead.
Matt Holliday walked twice and finished 1-for-3 as the designated hitter in his second game on the rehab assignment.
Donovan Solano finished 2-for-4 with a double and owns 16 multi-hit showings in his last 34 games.
Andujar extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a 2-for-3 night.
The 2017 IL North Division Champion RailRiders look to finish their regular season home schedule at PNC Field with a win against the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) on Thursday, August 31 at 7:05 p.m. Right-hander Chance Adams (11-4, 2.63) gets the nod. The first 2,500 fans through the gates received an Aaron Judge Baby Bomber bobblehead, presented by Red Robin! Thursday night's game will also be Fan Appreciation Night at PNC Field! For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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