Moosic, Pa. - Derek Jeter was back at shortstop for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) in his third rehab game, and he went 0-2 with a run scored while playing five innings of SWB's 6-3 win over the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) on Monday night. Rochester took an early 3-1 lead, but the RailRiders plated four runs in the fifth inning to grab the lead.
Jeter reached on an error in the first, walked and scored a run in the third, and grounded out to third in the fifth. He saw more action at short than he did in his debut on Saturday night, and will take Tuesday off before returning to the SWB lineup on Wednesday.
Rochester, who came into Monday's ballgame with a six-game winning streak, scored first with a run in the first. Chris Herrmann homered with nobody aboard and two out to put Rochester in front.
The Red Wings added another in the third. With Doug Bernier at first base, Chris Colabello moved him up to third with a single to center field. Bernier scored when Deibinson Romero singled to center.
Jeter led off with a walk in the third, and went first to third on a base hit by J.R. Murphy. One out later, Randy Ruiz drove Jeter home with a single to right-center field.
Rochester pulled the run back in the fourth. Eric Farris led off with a double, and later scored on a Drew Butera sacrifice fly to left-center field.
Murphy began the fifth inning rally with a one-out double to left field. Brent Lillibridge advanced him to third on a single, and Murphy scored when Ruiz followed with a groundout to third. Lillibridge moved to second on the grounder, and scored when Dan Johnson singled up the middle. Thomas Neal then blooped a double to shallow center field, and Josh Bell capped the scoring with a two-run single. The hit gave the RailRiders a 5-3 advantage.
Bell gave the game its final margin with a solo home run in the seventh inning, his fifth of the season.
Chris Bootcheck (8-2) kept Rochester from having a big inning, and earned his team-leading eighth win of the season. He worked five frames, and allowed three runs. Matt Daley and Chase Whitley each tossed two scoreless innings, as Whitley earned his second save of the season.
Andrew Albers (8-4) started for Rochester, and allowed five runs to pick up the loss.
SWB has now won five games in a row, and six consecutive contests at home. The RailRiders and Red Wings will play an afternoon game on Tuesday at PNC Field; first pitch is set for 12:05 p.m. Brett Marshall (4-6, 5.83) will look to win his third consecutive start as he takes the mound. Jeter will be back in the RailRider lineup on Wednesday, and will play shortstop.
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