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RailRiders Slip vs. Chiefs

August 28, 2018 - International League (IL) - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News Release

MOOSIC, PA. (Aug. 28, 2018) - Gary Sanchez delivered his second home run in two days, but the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell to the Syracuse Chiefs 10-2 on Tuesday night at PNC Field.

Syracuse took the lead in the top of the first on an unearned run against Adonis Rosa. Matt Reynolds reached on a one-out error and advanced to second on a wild pitch. A base hit from Jacob Wilson plated Reynolds and gave the Chiefs a 1-0 advantage.

The RailRiders tied it up quickly in the bottom of the first when Tyler Wade drew a leadoff walk and was chased home on an opposite-field double from Gio Urshela. The SWB third baseman finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

The Chiefs jumped back on top in the bottom of the second when they scored four runs against Rosa, led by a three-run home run from Victor Robles. They extended their lead to 6-1 in the top of the third when Moises Sierra doubled and scored on an error.

Rosa (2-1) allowed three more tallies in the top of the sixth before being removed from the game with two outs in the frame. The right-hander's final line consisted of nine runs (five earned) on 9 hits, one walk and four strikeouts. David Sosebee relieved Rosa and allowed two inherited runners to score and a run of his own as Syracuse opened up a 10-1 lead.

With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Gary Sanchez blasted a solo home run to right field against Austin Voth to close the deficit to 10-2. It was the second home run in as many games for the MLB rehabber, who has four round-trippers with the RailRiders in two separate stints.

Brady Lail turned in two scoreless innings out of the RailRiders bullpen to hold the score, but the Chiefs bullpen was able to stop any SWB rally in its tracks and hang on for the victory.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre continues its series with Syracuse on Wednesday night at PNC Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The RailRiders send right-hander Mike King (3-0, 1.33) to the mound, while the Chiefs counter with righty Kyle McGowin (2-2, 1.33). For tickets and more information, call (570) 969-2255 or slide

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