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RailRiders Top Red Sox to Even Record

June 29, 2018 - International League (IL) - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News Release

Wilkin Castillo of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Wilkin Castillo of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
(Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Credit: Todd Hiller)

MOOSIC, Pa. - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders pounded out 11 hits and defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox 7-4 on Friday night at PNC Field in front of a near-capacity crowd of 9,277.

The RailRiders jumped on Red Sox starter Jalen Beeks in the bottom of the second inning, grabbing an early 5-0 lead. Wilkin Castillo drove a two-out, two-run single to plate Zack Zehner and Rey Navarro to kick off the rally. Following a walk to Tyler Wade, Clint Frazier smacked a two-run double and scored on a two-base hit from Billy McKinney.

Wade had a strong game out of the leadoff spot for the RailRiders, finishing 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. Zehner and L.J. Mazzilli also contributed multi-hit games in the triumph.

In the top of the fourth, Pawtucket plated its first run of the game on a solo home run from Mike Olt. The solo shot was the only blemish against Chance Adams in the contest. The right-hander earned the win, improving to 3-3 on the season while allowing only one run on five hits, walking two and striking out five.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre extended its lead 7-1 when Rey Navarro launched a two-run home run to left off Williams Jerez. The long ball was the third home run of the season for Navarro with the RailRiders in 22 games.

The Red Sox scratched across a tally in the top of the sixth against Stephen Tarpley, who was making his RailRiders debut after being promoted from Double-A Trenton earlier in the day. Pawtucket edged closer with a pair of runs against Joe Harvey in the eighth to close the gap to 7-4.

Cale Coshow slammed the door shut with a 1-2-3 ninth to seal the victory and earn his third save of the season.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre continues its three-game series with the Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday night at PNC Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. LHP Josh Rogers (6-5, 3.32) takes the bump for the RailRiders, while the PawSox counter with LHP Josh D. Smith (4-3, 2.61). For tickets and more information, call (570) 969-BALL or slide to

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Wilkin Castillo of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Wilkin Castillo of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

(Todd Hiller)

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