Rodriguez lifts RailRiders with second homer

Yankees farmhand posts second four-RBI game in three days

Eddy Rodriguez is 8-for-20 with four homers and 10 RBIs during a five-game hitting streak. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun / MiLB.com | May 18, 2017 2:04 AM ET

On Monday night, Eddy Rodriguez played the hero Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a walk-off grand slam that ended with him sliding into the celebration at home plate. Wednesday's shot didn't come with the same theatrics, but it brought the same result.

Rodriguez homered twice, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning, as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre rallied for its fifth straight win, 9-8 over Pawtucket.

Batting ninth in the lineup, Rodriguez got his night started with a single to right field in the fourth before clubbing a two-out two-run shot to left-center in the sixth. The blast pulled the RailRiders even at 6-6.

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A two-run top of the eighth shifted the lead back to the PawSox, but Scranton/Wilkes-Barre answered quickly. Yankees No. 2 prospect Clint Frazier drew a lead-off walk in the bottom half, went to third on an errant pickoff attempt by reliever Edgar Olmos and scored on Mark Payton's groundout to second to get the RailRiders within 8-7.


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After Ruben Tejada singled, Olmos exited in favor of Noe Ramirez. The right-hander retired Cito Culver but served up a first pitch that Rodriguez hammered out to left-center field for the go-ahead shot.

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The three-hit night extended Rodriguez's hitting streak to five games, while the four RBIs matched Monday for his season high. The 31-year-old has driven in 10 runs in his last five games after totaling four RBIs in the season's first 19.

Frazier, MLB.com's No. 20 overall prospect, singled twice and scored two runs.

No. 3 Red Sox prospect Sam Travis homered, singled and collected three RBIs in his third straight multi-hit game for Pawtucket.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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