Pigs power past PawSox

Lehigh Valley hits four home runs in road victory

(JJ Horvath)

By Chris Dunham Jr. / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 31, 2019 10:41 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (65-73) defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox (58-80) 7-2 Saturday Night at McCoy Stadium.

The Pigs hit four home runs, including one inside-the-park homer, in the victory.

Lehigh Valley's Maikel Franco and Pawtucket's Cole Sturgeon traded solo home runs in the first inning and each team added a second run in the fourth.

In the top of the sixth, both Shane Robinson and Phil Gosselin drew bases-loaded walks to put the Pigs up 4-2. Deivy Grullon hit solo home runs in the seventh and ninth innings, and Ali Castillo added an inside-the-park home run as the Pigs put the game out of reach.

Tyler Gilbert (2-4) pitched 2.1 hitless innings in relief of starter Seth McGarry with three strikeouts and two walks. Nick Pivetta and Nick Vincent tossed scoreless eighth and ninth innings respectively.

Kyle Hart (9-7) was dealt the loss as he allowed four runs over 5.1 innings of work.

The IronPigs and PawSox match up again in the season's penultimate game at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

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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