Moosic, PA (August 28, 2018) - The Syracuse Chiefs rolled to a 10-2 blowout win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Tuesday evening at PNC Field. Every Syracuse player reached base in the game, including five players who had multiple hits. The Chiefs collected 17 hits as a team and have now outhit opponents in ten consecutive games. Austin Voth was stellar as well, allowing just two runs in six and two-thirds innings.
Syracuse (60-74) manufactured a run in the top of the first inning against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starting pitcher Adonis Rosa. With one out, Matt Reynolds reached base on an error. With Jacob Wilson batting, Rosa threw a wild pitch that allowed Reynolds to move to second base. Wilson then singled to advance Reynolds to third. Yadiel Hernandez followed with a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Reynolds for a 1-0 Chiefs lead.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (68-64) responded in the bottom of the first against Syracuse starter Austin Voth. Tyler Wade walked to lead off the frame. Two batters later, Giovanny Urshela doubled to the right-field wall, scoring Wade from first to tie the game, 1-1.
The Chiefs broke the game open in the second. Pedro Severino doubled to start the inning. Two batters later, Chris Dominguez singled, putting runners on the corners. Irving Falu then grounded a ball to second base where RailRiders second baseman Rey Navarro fielded the ball but made an errant throw to second base as Severino scored, Dominguez was safe at second, and Falu reached first and picked up an RBI on a force attempt throwing error. Victor Robles followed with a three-run home run on a ball he crushed deep past the left-center-field fence, giving the Chiefs a 5-1 advantage.
Syracuse scored again in the third. Moisés Sierra doubled down the right-field line. Severino followed with a line-drive single to right field, and Severino scored on a fielding error by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre left fielder Zack Zehner, pushing the Syracuse lead to five, 6-1.
The Chiefs offense continued to work like a well-oiled machine in the top of the sixth. With two outs, Reynolds lined a home run over the right-field wall to put Syracuse up 7-1. Wilson and Hernandez both followed with walks to place runners at first and second. The RailRiders then brought reliever David Sosebee into the game. The Chiefs proceeded to hit three straight RBI singles. Sierra singled home Wilson, Severino brought home Hernandez with a single, and Adrian Sanchez singled to right field to plate Sierra and extend the Syracuse lead to nine, 10-1.
The RailRiders scored once more in the bottom of the sixth. With one out, major league rehabber Gary Sánchez lined an opposite-field home run to right field to make it a 10-2 ballgame.
Austin Voth struck out seven batters in six and two-thirds innings pitched for the Chiefs. The right-hander allowed four hits, two runs, and two walks. Chiefs relief pitcher Josh Edgin struck out both batters he faced, and reliever David Goforth pitched one and two-thirds scoreless innings to close out the game for the Chiefs.
Syracuse and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre continue their three-game series with the second game on Wednesday night. RHP Kyle McGowin will be on the mound for the Chiefs opposite RHP Mike King in a matchup that features two pitchers that both have a 1.33 ERA this season: McGowin in six starts and 40 and two-thirds innings pitched and King in four starts and 27 innings. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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