RailRiders Blast Four Homers in Rout of PawSox
Chance Adams Fires Six Innings of One-Hit Ball
Moosic, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/ New York Yankees) steamrolled the Pawtucket Red Sox 11-1 on Thursday night at PNC Field, blasting four homers in the rout. The RailRiders (44-28) have won six straight against the PawSox (34-36). Pawtucket has lost seven in a row.
Chance Adams (5-2) tossed a dominant six innings, holding Pawtucket to a pair of walks through the first five innings. A leadoff double by Dan Butler broke up his no-hit bid in the sixth. Adams fanned eight.
The RailRiders plated 10 runs on 11 hits against PawSox starter Kyle Kendrick (2-4). The right-hander surrendered four home runs over his five innings of work. Tyler Austin highlighted a seven-run second inning by doubling home three runs with a line drive to the left-field corner. He later homered for the third straight game on a towering shot to right-center in the fourth.
Ji-Man Choi and Jake Cave both went deep in the second stanza barrage. Cito Culvered clubbed his seventh of the year onto the batters’ eye grass berm in the fifth. Mark Payton capped a three-hit night by plating Cave on a double to left in the seventh.
The 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Champion RailRiders continue their series with the Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) on Friday, June 23. The Legends Series, presented by Maines, continues with a special appearance by 11-time All-Star and seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens! The first 2,500 fans through the gates will receive a Roger Clemens bobblehead, courtesy the NEPA Honda Dealers Association. The night’s festivities will be capped by a King’s College postgame fireworks show! For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.