Clipped: Wings top RailRiders 11-1

Rochester takes first of five-game set at PNC Field

Breyvic Valera had three hits and a run batted in, but Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost a 10-1 final on July 4. (Stephen Reuther - E-Auto)

By Madonna Mantione / Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders | July 4, 2019 10:29 PM

MOOSIC, PA (July 4, 2019) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell short against the Rochester Red Wings on Thursday's series opener at PNC Field, losing 11-1. 

Rochester secured all the offense it needed for the win in the second inning, plating six runs on seven consecutive hits against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pitcher Randall Delgado. The Red Wings got on the board in the top of the first with a run and took an early 1-0 lead before their offensive outburst in the second. Rochester then tacked on a run in the top of the fourth and extended its lead to 8-1 which knocked Delgado out of the game. 

 

In the bottom of the third, Clint Frazier smacked a ground-rule double to right field and scored on a single from Breyvic Valera to give the RailRiders their lone tally of the game, making it 7-1. The RailRiders recorded just five hits in the game but Valera finished 3-for-5 after going hitless in Pawtucket to begin the week.

 

In front of a sellout crowd in Moosic, Rochester notched their season-high with 20 hits in the game. It is the fifth time this season in the first 39 home games of the year that the RailRiders have drawn 10,000 fans to PNC Field. 

 

The Railriders will face off against the Red Wings again in a double-header Friday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (570) 969-BALL or click here to buy online.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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