SCRANTON | This four of a kind was outdone by trip deuces.
The Syracuse Chiefs (Triple-A, Washington) scored four times in the top of the third, but the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A, New York Yankees) score twice in three different innings as Scranton picked up a 6-4 win on Tuesday.
Chris Rahl, hit a three-run home run over the right-field wall, in the top of the third for the Chiefs. It was his fifth home run of the season in Syracuse.
On the mound, Jeff Mandel absorbed 11 hits and all six runs as struck out three and didn’t walk a batter in 5.1 innings of work.
The RailRiders got home runs from Addison Maruszak and Melky Mesa in the win.
Audio Highlights: From @ChiefsRadio
Record: 24-34, Box Score
Nationals Headline of the Day: Walk-off over the Mets, oh, and the roster is different
Next Game: June 5 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 7:05
Line of the Day: Will Rhymes, 2B - 2-for-5, R
With all of the talk about the second base position at the big league level, Rhymes has handled most of the duties at second for the Chiefs this season and hit .290 while doing it. He has 23 runs batted in and 28 runs scored so far in 56 games.
He has been consistent for the Chiefs.
The Inning: Scranton/WB Bottom of the 6th
- Melky Mesa singles on a ground ball to left fielder Corey Brown.
- With Addison Maruszak batting, Melky Mesa steals (7) 2nd base.
- Addison Maruszak triples (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Eury Perez. Melky Mesa scores.
- Bobby Wilson grounds out, third baseman Mike Costanzo to first baseman Chris Marrero.
- Alberto Gonzalez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Corey Brown. Addison Maruszak scores.
- Pitching Change: Jeremy Accardo replaces Jeff Mandel.
- Thomas Neal grounds out, shortstop Zach Walters to first baseman Chris Marrero. Alberto Gonzalez to 2nd.
- Zoilo Almonte strikes out swinging.
#RendonWatch2013: With Washington
Well, that was fast.
Perez-watch: 3-for-5, R
He made his second error of the season on a throw in this one.
At the plate he turned around a recent cold streak. He was 8-for-44 before Tuesday’s game.
Brown-watch: 0-for-3, BB
A quieter night for Brown as he didn’t hit a homerun or even get a hit at all.