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Aaron Judge's sacrifice fly boosted the RailRiders Sunday afternoon. (Cheryl Purcell)

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Judge Overrules Syracuse with Key Fly

MOOSIC, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) outdueled the Syracuse Chiefs for a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon at PNC Field. The RailRiders (7-3) took three-of-four from the Chiefs (5-4) in the weekend set.

Tyler Webb (1-0) got the final out of the eighth and was the beneficiary of Aaron Judge’s game-deciding sacrifice fly for the win. Nick Goody earned his first save by working around a hit to pitch a scoreless ninth. Trevor Gott (2-1) shouldered the loss, allowing one run on one hit and two walks.

With the game tied 1-1 in the eighth, Lane Adams sparked the RailRiders’ rally with a leadoff single. After Pete Kozma used a sacrifice bunt to move Adams to second, Jonathan Diaz and Ben Gamel worked consecutive walks to load the bases. Judge launched an 0-2 pitch into right, plating Adams for the deciding run.

Rob Refsnyder opened the scoring for SWB in the first inning, plating Judge on a single to right. The Chiefs knotted the score at one apiece in the seventh against Luis Cessa. Brian Goodwin tripled down the right field line to begin the inning and trotted home on a double to left by Pedro Severino.

SWB starter Chad Green dealt six scoreless innings, but left with a no decision. The right-hander worked around six hits and one walk. He struck out five.

The RailRiders host the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) in the first of four on Monday night at PNC Field. It’s $1 Monday with $1 lawn seat tickets and hot dogs. Fans can also bring their dogs into the park for $1. Right-hander Kyle Haynes (1-0, 1.64) gets the start for SWB against Bisons’ righty Drew Hutchison (0-1, 1.93). First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

This post is a press release courtesy of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Media Relations Department.

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