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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders News List
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  • RailRiders Clinch IL North Title
    The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) rolled the Buffalo Bisons 12-2 on Thursday night at PNC Field to lock up the International League North Division title. The RailRiders (79-61) celebrated before a sellout crowd of 10,000. The title is the ninth in the proud history of the SWB franchise and the sixth in the Yankees era. The Bisons dipped to 67-73.

  • Red Wings Best RailRiders
    Rochester, N.Y. - It'd be better at home anyway. Needing a win to cement their first division title since 2012, the SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) fell victim to the hanging-by-a-thread Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins) on Wednesday night, 8-1. The RailRiders (78-61) have a magic number of one and need just one win the rest of the way, or a Red Wings' (73-66) loss, to clinch the IL North title.

  • RailRiders Win, Magic Number Down to One
    Rochester, N.Y. - Win, and you're in. The math is that simple. With a 2-1 triumph at Frontier Field on Tuesday night, the SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) trimmed their magic number to one with the host and second-place Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins). The RailRiders (78-60) would become the first IL team to clinch a division title with a victory against the Red Wings (72-66) on Wednesday night.

  • Gamel Named All-Star, Rookie of the Year
    Moosic, Pa. - A breakout year has been rewarded. SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) outfielder Ben Gamel has been named both an International League postseason All-Star and its Rookie of the Year.

  • SWB Claims Series at Buffalo
    Buffalo, N.Y. - Nemesis no more. The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) bested the team that had their number most of the season, the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays), by a 6-4 score on Monday night. The RailRiders (77-60) lowered their magic number to three with second-place Rochester while taking the rubber match and series from the Bisons (67-70). The RailRiders had lost three straight series against the Bisons, going 2-7 in that time.

  • RailRiders Eliminate Bisons
    Buffalo, N.Y. - Clutch two-out hits generated the offense and three hurlers handled the rest as the SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) shut out the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) on Sunday afternoon, 2-0. The RailRiders (76-60) lowered their magic number to four with second-place Rochester while they eliminated the third-place Bisons (67-69) from postseason contention.

  • Francis Tames RailRiders
    Buffalo, N.Y. - Veteran lefty Jeff Francis (6-3) tossed eight dominant innings and IL MVP candidate Matt Hague hit a towering tie-breaking home run as the SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) fell to the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) on Saturday night, 3-1.

  • RailRiders Claim IronRail Trophy
    The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) took home the IronRail trophy and clinched the season series against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs with a 7-2 win on Friday night at PNC Field. The RailRiders (75-59) finished 10-8 against their rivals from Allentown, Pa. SWB dropped their magic number to clinch the International League North to five. The IronPigs fell to 60-74.

  • RailRiders and IronPigs Split Doubleheader
    The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) completed a long 24 hours by splitting a pair of games against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Thursday night at PNC Field. Chaz Hebert went the distance in a 5-0 victory in game one before the IronPigs (60-73) took the nightcap 6-1. The RailRiders (74-59) lead second place Rochester in the International League North Division standings by five games with 11 to play.

  • Pawtucket Sweeps SWB
    Pawtucket, R.I. - In eight seasons as the top affiliate of the New York Yankees, the SWB franchise had never been swept in a series of three or more games at McCoy Stadium, home of the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox. On Wednesday night, Jonathan Roof changed that. He singled over second with two outs off Caleb Cotham (2-1) in the home 10th to score Allen Craig as the reigning Governors' Cup champions completed a three-game broom cleaning of the RailRiders, 4-3.

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