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INDIANAPOLIS —Facing one of the best teams in the International League proved to be a difficult task for the RailRiders.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre took a brief lead on Friday, but the I.L. West Division-leading Indians answered right back in a 3-2 win at Victory Field. With the loss, the RailRiders lost for the third time in the four-game set to Indianapolis and dropped the season series winning just twice in the eight games.

Trailing 1-0, Dan Johnson’s 17th home run of the season in the top of the fourth helped SWB tie the game at 1-1.

A David Adams (2 for 3) single in the next inning brought home Alberto Gonzalez to give the RailRiders a 2-1 lead.

But Indianapolis is one of the top teams in the league for a reason. The Indians came right back in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead.

Darren Ford hit a one-out, two-run double as the Indians regained the lead at 3-2. The Indians had a chance to get more in the inning loading the bases with one out.

But reliever Mark Montgomery got the next two batters — Indianapolis’ No. 4 and 5 hitters Andrew Lambo and Hazleton native Russ Canzler — on strikes to get out of the jam.

Montgomery went 1 2-3 scoreless innings, while Yoshinori Tateyama closed out the game with two frames allowing just one hit.

Michael Pineda got the start for the RailRiders and as the trend has been recently, he pitched just two innings.

Notes: The Yankees activated Curtis Granderson from the disabled list on Friday meaning two moves had to be made. Melky Mesa was optioned to SWB to make room on the 25-man roster. Granderson also wasn’t on the 40-man roster because he was on the 60-day DL. To fit Granderson back on the 40-man, Thomas Neal was designated for assignment. Neal had a big game in Thursday’s RailRiders’ win. He must now clear waivers in order to rejoin Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…The RailRiders fell to 55-58 for the season and with North Division leader Rochester winning, the RailRiders fell to six games back in the division. But they were only 4.5 out of the wild card playoff spot before leader Pawtucket’s game finished Friday night.

Indians 3, RailRiders 2




Garcia lf`4`0`1`0`Ford dh`4`0`2`2

Adams 2b`3`0`2`1`d’Arnaud ss`4`0`2`1

Mustelier rf`4`0`0`0`Hague 3b`3`0`1`0

Johnson 1b`3`1`1`1`Lambo rf`4`0`0`0

Ruiz dh`4`0`1`0`Canzler 1b`3`0`1`0

Murphy c`3`0`0`0`Pie cf`4`0`0`0

Harris 3b`4`0`1`0`Sands lf`3`0`1`0

Patterson cf`3`0`0`0`Solis c`3`1`1`0

Gonzalez ss`3`1`1`0`DeJesus 2b`3`2`2`0





LOB—SWB 5, IND 7. TEAM RISP – SWB 1-for-5, IND 3-for-8. 2B—Ruiz (9), DeJesus (21), Ford (3). HR – Johnson (17). SB – d’Arnaud 2 (11). CS – Garcia (1), Ford (8). GIDP – SWB – 1, IND 2.




Whitley (L, 2-2)`2.1`7`3`3`1`2




Bromberg (W, 1-1) `5.2`6`2`2`1`4

Brown (H,3)`1.1`0`0`0`0`2

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

Balk – Bromberg

WP – Whitley

Umpires—Home, Max Guyll; First, David Soucy; Third, Tom Honec

T—2:40. A—11,393.

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