Castillo's two-run double lifts Pigs in Syracuse

Ali Castillo hit game-winning double in the top of the eighth inning

Ali Castillo came up with another clutch hit for the Pigs on Monday. (Cheryl Pursell)

By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | June 24, 2019 10:02 PM

Ali Castillo hit a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the eighth inning against Tim Peterson to give the IronPigs (35-38) 4-3 lead over the Syracuse Mets (36-40). Kyle Dohy would pitch a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning to earn his first Triple-A save.

Rajai Davis gave Syracuse a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as he hit a solo home run off Cole Irvin.  Austin Listi put Lehigh Valley ahead 2-1 against Anthony Kay in the top of the third inning by hitting a two-run home run. 

Rene Rivera smacked an RBI double off Irvin in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game at 2-2. Irvin allowed two runs over six innings before Jose Taveras (1-0) entered the game to pitch in relief.  Arismendy Alcantara homered off Taveras in the bottom of the seventh inning that reclaimed the lead for Syracuse. 

Tyler Basher (2-2) took the loss as he left the game with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the eighth inning. 

Lehigh Valley and Syracuse wrap up their two-game series Tuesday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The Pigs then hop on the bus to return to Lehigh Valley and open a five-game homestand featuring two games against the Rochester Red Wings and three against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

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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