Pigs Go For Third Straight Series Sweep

Look To Extend Winning Streak To 13 Games

By Lehigh Valley IronPigs | May 18, 2017 9:28 AM ET

Rochester, NY - The IronPigs (26-13) and Rochester Red Wings (17-17) conclude their four-game series with game four at Frontier Field with first pitch scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

With a win tonight, the Pigs, will match the longest winning streak by an International League since the Columbus Clippers in 2011 as they won 13-straight from April 20 to May 3, 2011.

The Pigs will send RHP Mark Appel (2-2, 5.93) against Rochester's LHP Jason Wheeler (2-1, 4.22). Today's starting pitching matchup is presented by Allentown Family Foot Care, which provides the latest in medical and surgical treatments of the entire foot and ankle. Learn more at affc.com.

RHP Mark Appel makes his eighth start for the Pigs after not factoring into the decision on May 12 against Buffalo. The Houston native tossed seven innings allowing three runs on four hits while fanning a pair in the Pigs 5-4 win in 12 innings.

LHP Jason Wheeler makes seventh start of the season after a no-decision in his last outing against the Paw Sox on May 12. The Torrance, CA, native tossed six innings allowing just one run on five hits in the Red Wings 3-2 win over Pawtucket.

The IronPigs plated three runs in the top of the 11th inning to extend their winning streak to 12 games with an 11-8 victory over the Rochester Red Wings Wednesday night at Frontier Field.

With the score knotted at 8 in the top of the 11th and runners on first and second, J.P. Crawford  delivered a go-ahead two-run single plating Pedro Florimon  and Roman Quinn  to give the Pigs a 10-8 lead.

Crawford was then plated on a Jorge Alfaro  ground out to extend the Pigs lead to 11-8 going into the bottom of the 11th.

Pedro Beato  then tossed a three-up-three-down bottom of the 11th to pick up his league-leading 11th save of the season in the Pigs 11-8 victory.

Rhys Hoskins  then tied the game at 8 as he hit his 10th home run of the year in the eighth inning, tying himself with fellow Bash Brother Dylan Cozens  as the league leaders in round trippers.

After loading the bases in the 10th, Pat Venditte forced Murphy to ground into an inning-ending double play to erase the Red Wings threat and push Venditte's scoreless innings streak to 21 innings as he picked up his third win of the season.

The 2017 Season is the IronPigs 10th Anniversary season at Coca-Cola Park and 10th as the top affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The IronPigs are debuting the brand-new Bacon, USA, Membership Program this season -- a year-round IronPigs experience pass featuring numerous new amenities such as savings on parking at games and at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Coca-Cola Park, on-field VIP access to watch batting practice, access to an annual holiday party, an invitation to an exclusive player and coaches photo session and more. For more information, visit ironpigsbaseball.com or call (610) 841-PIGS (7447). Memberships and group outings are on sale now.

The 2017 IronPigs baseball season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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