Moosic, Pa. - The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) saw a five-run lead evaporate quickly in the ninth inning, but held on to outlast the Pawtucket Red Sox 11-10 in 11 innings on Thursday at PNC Field. The RailRiders (22-16) swept the four-game set from the PawSox (15-21) and have won seven straight at home.
After tying the game 10-10 in the ninth on a grand slam by Matt Dominguez, the PawSox were held scoreless over the final two innings by Joe Mantiply (2-2). The southpaw yielded two hits and struck out one. Kyle Martin (0-2) surrendered the winning run in the last of the 11th.
Clint Frazier rebounded from a groundout in the first inning by mashing his sixth home run of the year out to center field for a 6-2 lead. He followed that with a double to center in the seventh for his second knock. His third hit of the day was his biggest, scoring Rob Refsnyder on a double to left-center for the deciding tally.
Refsnyder extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a single to left in the first. He finished with two hits. Tyler Wade stroked a double as part of a two-hit day. Mike Ford thundered his third round-tripper in as many days on a three-run blast to right in the first inning. Ruben Tejada scorched his fifth long ball of the year on a liner to left in the third.
The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders begin a three-game, weekend series with the Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) at 6:35 p.m. on Friday, May 19, inside PNC Field. Right-hander Chance Adams (1-0, 0.00) gets the nod for SWB against right-hander Aaron Slegers (3-3, 4.50). Every Friday night home game at PNC Field is "Glow in the Park Night." For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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