Mike Ford Tallies Four Runs in Tuesday Triumph

Ford Crushes First Triple-A Homer and Reaches Four Times

By Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders | May 16, 2017 9:55 PM ET

Moosic, Pa. - The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) captured their fifth straight win at PNC Field on Tuesday night thanks to a big evening from Mike Ford . The first baseman drove in four as the RailRiders (20-16) defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox 7-2. The PawSox (15-19) have lost six straight.

Tyler Webb (3-0) earned the victory by holding Pawtucket to a run over 3.1 innings in relief. The southpaw fanned six. Henry Owens (3-2) shouldered the loss after allowing five runs on six hits in his 4.2 frames of work. He issued a season-worst seven walks.

Ford started his night with a walk in the first, but belted his first Triple-A homer in the third. The two-run shot to right field gave the RailRiders a 2-0 lead they would not relinquish. Ford made it 4-1 on a two-run double in the fourth. He reached a fourth time after getting plunked in the sixth.

Mason Williams recorded two hits and stole two bags. Mark Payton provided the finishing touches with a two-run homer to left in the seventh, his second of the year. Rob Refsnyder extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a pair of hits and reached four times total.

The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders continue their series with the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) at 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, from PNC Field. Right-hander Luis Cessa (2-3, 3.90) gets the ball for SWB against right-hander Shawn Haviland (2-3, 3.11). Every Wednesday home game at PNC Field is Wine and Dine Wednesday with a one-hour wine tasting event before the game and wine specials throughout the night. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

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