Rochester, N.Y. – A fatal fourth inning saw six runs cross as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell to the host Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) on Wednesday night, 7-1. SWB (38-29) has lost 12 of its last 15 at Frontier Field against the Red Wings (33-31).
The Red Wings had a man come to the plate 10 times in the deciding frame against starter Kyle Davies (5-4). Five of those runs came with two outs.
On the other side, Rochester starter Tyler Duffey (1-4) dominated over eight scoreless innings. He allowed six hits, five singles, while walking one and striking out nine.
The RailRiders avoided their first road shutout defeat by scratching out a run against Caleb Thielbar in the ninth. Cole Figueroa’s first-pitch swing singled Ramon Flores home.
The three-game series concludes on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. Right-hander Esmil Rogers will make his SWB debut against southpaw Jason Wheeler (1-5, 6.00). The Father’s Day Legends Game will take place at PNC Field this coming Sunday featuring names like Reggie Jackson, Don Larsen and more. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. in advance of a 2:05 p.m. first pitch. For more information please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
OFF THE RAILS:
SWB went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position.
The RailRiders enjoyed multi-hit showings by Ben Gamel, Gregorio Petit and Cole Figueroa.
Southpaw James Pazos relieved Davies and tossed two innings of one-run ball in his Triple-A debut.