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PAWTUCKET R.I. - The RailRiders clubbed five solo home runs en route to a 6-4 victory over the Pawtucket Tuesday at McCoy Stadium.

Adonis Garcia got things started for the RailRiders, hitting a lead-off home run in the top of the second. Addison Maruszak added an RBI double to give Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 2-0 advantage.

With the score tied at two, Maruszak tacked on another solo shot to lead off the top of the fourth as the RailRiders regained the lead.

Randy Ruiz added the RailRiders’ third lead off homer in the top of the fifth, giving Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 4-2 lead.

Brent Lillibridge hit another long ball to lead off the top of the eighth as the RailRiders looked to pull away with a 5-2 advantage.

Pawtucket fought back in the bottom of the eighth when Jackie Bradley Jr. blasted a solo shot, his second of the game, to cut the deficit to 5-3.

The Red Sox added another run in the bottom of the inning and loaded the bases with two outs. Despite the scoring threat, Jim Miller remained on the mound and struck out Dan Butler to end the inning.

Dan Johnson added an insurance run in the top of the ninth on the RailRiders fifth solo home run of the game, giving Scranton/Wilkes-Barre a 6-4 lead.

Dellin Betances earned the save, retiring the side in the bottom of the ninth.

The RailRiders will face off against Pawtucket today at 6:15 p.m. in the series finale at McCoy Stadium.

Red Sox, RailRiders


Patterson lf`4`0`2`0““Bradley Jr. cf`5`2`2`2

Murphy c`4`0`0`0““Sutton 1b`4`1`1`0

Martinez rf`4`0`0`0““Middlebrooks 3b`4`0`0`0

Ruiz dh`5`1`1`1““Hamilton lf`2`0`0`0

Jonhson 1b`5`1`2`1““Brentz dh`4`1`1`1

Garcia cf`4`1`1`1““Bogaerts ss`3`0`1`1

Lillibridge ss`4`2`1`1““Henry 2b`2`0`0`0

Bell 3b`4`0`1`0““Butler c`3`0`0`0

Maruszak 2b`4`1`2`2““Hazelbaker rf`4`0`1`0



RailRiders`020`110`011 — 6

Pawtucket`011`000`020 — 4

E: SWB - ; PAW - Bogaerts (4). Team LOB: RailRiders 10, Pawtucket 7; Team RISP: RailRiders 1-for-8, Pawtucket 1-for-4; 2B: SWB - Maruszak (18), Patterson (5); PAW - Sutton (18). 3B: SWB - ; PAW - . HR: SWB - Garcia (1), Maruszak (3), Ruiz (6), Lillibridge (4), Johnson (11); PAW - Brentz (16), Bradley Jr. 2 (6).




Bootcheck (W, 7-2)`5.2`4`2`2`2`4




Betances (S, 2)`1`0`0`0`0`2


De La Rosa`3`5`2`2`0`5

Doyle (L, 5-6)`5`4`3`3`1`2


Umpires: HP - Jon Saphire. 1B - A.J. Johnson. 3B - Chad Whitson.

T: 3:11

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