MOOSIC, PA – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) rolled to a 9-2 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Tuesday night at PNC Field. The RailRiders (42-30) have won nine of their last 11. The Mud Hens (30-40) have lost 10-of-13.
Luis Cessa (2-1) won his second straight start by holding the Mud Hens to a run on five hits over 5.1 innings. He walked two and struck out five. Buck Farmer (0-3) was hit for seven runs, all earned, on eight hits in the loss. Farmer lasted four innings.
Aaron Judge began a career night by rocketing a two-run homer that scored Ben Gamel over the left-field fence in the first inning. He followed with a second line drive, this one over the right field wall, in the third inning for a 3-0 lead. The blast marked his first career multi-homer game.
The RailRiders commanded a 7-0 lead after a four-run fourth. Nick Swisher and Jake Cave set the table with back-to-back walks. Donovan Solano’s second of three hits on the night plated Swisher. Pete Kozma drove in Cave with a lined single and Jonathan Diaz smoked a double to left-center, scoring two more.
Though he finished his rehab outing 0-for-3, New York Yankees’ first baseman Mark Teixeira contributed to the scoring a sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Judge singled in the sixth and eighth innings to finish the night with his second four-hit game of the year. He scored in the eighth on a double by Tyler Austin.
Anthony Gose provided the runs for Toledo. He doubled and scored in the fifth and cracked a solo home run in the seventh.
The RailRiders continue their series with the Toledo Mud Hens at PNC Field on Wednesday, June 22. New York Yankees’ first baseman Mark Teixeira will make his second rehab start with SWB. Right-hander Chad Green (4-6, 1.83) gets the nod against southpaw Chad Bell (3-1, 3.82). For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.