Grullon, bullpen lift Pigs on Saturday

The catcher drove in four as Lehigh Valley evened the series

(Cheryl Pursell)

By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | May 25, 2019 10:33 PM

Deivy Grullon continued his remarkable run in 2019 against the Buffalo Bisons (19-25) on Saturday night. He hit two doubles and homered to lead the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (25-20) to an 8-5 win.  

Grullon started the charge with a two-run double off Turner Larkins (0-1) in the bottom of the first inning. Ali Castillo followed with an RBI single and the Pigs were quickly ahead 3-0. The Bisons answered with two runs off Ranger Suarez in the top of the third inning to cut Lehigh Valley's lead to 3-2. Socrates Brito hit a two-run home run off Suarez.

Grullon homered off Larkins in bottom of the third inning to extend the Pigs lead to 4-2. The Bisons fired back with three runs off Suarez in the top of the fourth inning. Suarez left the game with two outs in the inning. Kyle Dohy pitched the next 1 1/3 innings without allowing a run.  

Lane Adams powered his tenth home run of the season off Larkins in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game at 5-5. Matt McBride hit a two-run home run off Larkins in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Lehigh Valley a 7-5 lead.  

Grullon got his fourth RBI, on a double off Dusty Isaacs in the bottom of the seventh to give the Pigs an 8-5 lead.  

Austin Davis (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for his second win of the season. Tom Windle and Yacksel Rios each tossed a scoreless inning. Rios earned his fifth save.  

The Pigs and Bisons meet on Sunday evening at 6:35 at Coca-Cola Park.  

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 Facebook.com/LHVIronPigs.  

The 2019 IronPigs 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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