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Bang Bang: Bauers, Andújar go deep in win

SWB is now tied for sixth place with Rochester after the victory.
Jake Bauers went 3-for-4 with a two run blast in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 7-4 win Wednesday. (Kirsten Peters)
July 27, 2022

ROCHESTER, NY (July 27, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (47-48) took their second straight over the Rochester Red Wings with a 7-4 win on Wednesday. Both Miguel Andújar and Jake Bauers hit massive multi-run homers to lead the RailRiders’ offensive charge. JP Sears was making his first RailRiders appearance since June

ROCHESTER, NY (July 27, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (47-48) took their second straight over the Rochester Red Wings with a 7-4 win on Wednesday. Both Miguel Andújar and Jake Bauers hit massive multi-run homers to lead the RailRiders’ offensive charge.

JP Sears was making his first RailRiders appearance since June 21 after pitching four times in the bigs. After retiring the first eight batters consecutively to start the game, Sears allowed his only hit, a double to Jecksson Flores. The southpaw tossed 3.2 innings of shutout baseball.

The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the sixth. The Red Wings plated three in the inning, keyed by David Dahl’s first homer in the Nationals’ organization for a 3-0 lead. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre responded with a five spot in the top half of the seventh. After a fielder’s choice brought home SWB’s first run, Andújar left little doubt with a towering homer to left field. The three-run blast gave the RailRiders their first lead, 4-3.

Josh Breaux followed the pace with an RBI single to make it 5-3 in the inning. After Rochester responded with a run in their half of the seventh inning, Bauers matched Andújar’s no-doubter with a 424-foot homer to right-center, extending the lead to 7-4 in the eighth.

Zach Greene (7-0) took over the team lead with his seventh win, going 1.2 innings in relief. The loss was charged to Luis Avilán (0-1). Greg Weissert tossed the ninth and picked up his 11th save in 12 tries. His scoreless streak has now lasted 16 games and 15.2 innings. With the victory, the RailRiders find themselves tied for sixth place with Rochester. It’s the first time since April 28 that they are above seventh place since April 28, 90 days ago.

The two will play day baseball on Thursday at 11:05 AM. SWB will send Hayden Wesneski (6-7, 3.39) to the mound for game three of the series. All the action can be heard on the RailRiders Baseball Network.