PawSox Sweep RailRiders
Identical 5-2 Victories Posted by Rival Hosts
Pawtucket, R.I. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) dropped a pair of games to the host Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox) on Saturday by identical scores of 5-2. The RailRiders (49-32) have lost back-to-back road games for the first time since May 11-12 at Syracuse. The PawSox (40-39) have won six of their last eight to climb back over .500.
The teams picked up a suspended game in the top of the fourth with SWB trailing, 2-0. The fifth frame began with a Cito Culver double and a Jake Cave homer, his fifth of the year, to tie the game, 2-2. Pawtucket took the lead back on Ryan Court’s two-run homer to right in the seventh and added to the lead with Jhonny Peralta’s line-drive homer to left in the eighth. Jamie Callahan (1-1) got the win in relief for Pawtucket. SWB’s J.R. Graham (0-1) suffered the loss.
In the nightcap, a seven-inning game, starter Dietrich Enns retired the first 10 men he faced. His perfection ended when the rehabbing Pablo Sandoval cranked a homer to left field. In the fifth, Aneury Tavarez singled home a pair and Matt Dominguez bashed a two-run homer off reliever Ben Heller in the sixth. Pawtucket starter Hector Velazquez carried a shutout into the seventh before Abiatal Avelino doubled and Devyn Bolasky homered to right to knock him out of the game. Brandon Workman recorded the final three outs for his second save. Velazquez (5-1) earned the win and Enns (0-1) suffered the loss.
The series continues at 6:05 p.m. on Sunday. SWB is scheduled to toss Chance Adams (5-2, 2.27) against fellow right-hander Shawn Haviland (4-5, 3.86). For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
OFF THE RAILS:
Jake Cave went 1-for-3 in each game including his two-run homer in the first affair.
Donovan Solano also went 1-for-3 in each game. He doubled and walked in the opener.
Dietrich Enns’ start was his first Triple-A appearance since April 14.
The PawSox belted five homers between the two games including the seventh of the year for Matt Dominguez. Five of those seven big flies have come against the RailRiders.
SWB has lost four of its five games at McCoy Stadium this season.
The PawSox announced a sellout crowd of 10,032 for the Saturday action.
Pawtucket snapped a six-game home losing streak.