MOOSIC, Pa. (July 5, 2018) - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders had sixteen hits in their 9-6 win over the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday afternoon at PNC Field.
The RailRiders pounced on the Bisons in the bottom of the first when Clint Frazier hit his ninth home run of the season to give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 1-0 lead.
The Baby Bombers added to their total in the bottom of third as Wilkin Castillo led off with a solo home run of his own. L.J. Mazzilli and Shane Robinson then singled and Frazier smashed another long ball to put the RailRiders up 5-0.
The Bisons responded in the top of the fourth as Danny Jansen singled, Anthony Alford reached on an error and Jason Leblebijan plated Jansen with a base hit to right field.
The RailRiders answered quickly as Frazier and McKinney singled and Caldwell reached on a fielder's choice. Zack Zehner tripled to plate Frazier and Caldwell. Mark Payton then singled to bring home Zeher giving Scranton/Wilkes-Barre an 8-1 lead. In the bottom of the sixth, Robinson singled and Rey Navarro walked. Frazier hit a deep fly ball to right to move Robinson to third and McKinney singled to bring him home.
Buffalo added some runs in the top of the seventh as Tim Lopes walked and Roemon Fields reached on an error. Richard Ureña then doubled to the left-center gap to bring both base runners home. Dwight Smith, Jr. singled to plate Ureña. Jansen then hit a two-run home run putting the Bisons within three of the RailRiders. Buffalo failed to score any more after their five-run fifth and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre walked away with their fourth consecutive victory.
Frazier had a great day at the plate going three-for-four with two home runs and four RBIs. Robinson was also three-for-four with three singles. Eight of the nine RailRiders batters had at least one hit on the day. Nestor Cortes threw well for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre going six innings allowing one unearned run and five hits while striking out four.
The team will travel to Pawtucket tomorrow for a three-game series and then break for a few days for the All-Star Break. Friday's first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. RHP Chance Adams (3-3, 4.97) heads to the mound for SWB and Pawtucket's starter is to be announced. The RailRiders will be back in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take on Rochester on July 12. For tickets and more information, call (570) 969-BALL or slide to www.swbrailriders.com/tickets.
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