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RailRiders shutout IronPigs

May 31, 2019 - International League (IL) - Lehigh Valley IronPigs News Release

(Moosic, Pa) - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (27-24) fell into an early hole that they couldn't climb out of as they lost to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (29-20) by a score of 8-0. They trailed 4-0 after the bottom of first inning and are now three games back in the North Division.

Enyel De Los Santos (2-1) lasted just two innings as he gave up those four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Mike Tauchman hit an RBI single that was followed by a sacrifice fly from Kyle Higashioka. Tyler Wade hit a two-run home run after Higashioka plated Breyvic Valera.

Alexis Rivero pitched three shutout innings in relief of De Los Santos. In the process, RailRiders starting pitcher Chance Adams (3-1) pitched six shutout innings. He gave up just four hits while striking out three batters.

Mike Ford hit a three-run home run off Kyle Dohy in the bottom of the seventh inning to extend the RailRiders lead to 7-0. Dohy pitched two innings in relief of Rivero.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got another run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Valera hit an RBI double off Josh Tols that scored Brad Miller.

The Pigs and RailRiders play at 4:05 on Saturday afternoon at PNC Field.

The 2019 IronPigs season is the team's 12th as the top affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies and 12th at Coca-Cola Park. Follow the IronPigs on Twitter at @IronPigs and like them on Facebook via www.facebook.com/LHVIronPigs.

The 2019 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.


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