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  • Whitley Propels RailRiders to Milestone Victory
    Moosic, Pa. -After combining for 24 hits on Tuesday night, runs proved scarce in the second game of a four-game tilt against the Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A/Toronto Blue Jays). Starting pitcher Chase Whitley (2-1) and Alfredo Aceves combined to limit the Bisons attack to six base hits and united for 11 strikeouts as the RailRiders claimed a 5-0 victory Wednesday afternoon at PNC Field. The 5-0 victory marked the 575th for longtime SWB skipper Dave Miley (2007-Present, moving him past former SWB Red Barons head man Marc Bombard (1997-2004; 574-502) for the all-time wins lead in franchise history.

  • Almonte's Double Leads RailRiders to Victory
    Moosic, PA. - Zoilo Almonte broke a 5-5 tie with an RBI double in the ninth inning to lead the RailRiders to a 6-5 victory over the Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A/Toronto Blue Jays) Tuesday night at PNC Field. The win improved the RailRiders to 3-1 against Buffalo on the season and effectively snapped a two-game losing skid.

  • Four-Run First Derails RailRiders in 4-2 Loss
    Moosic, PA. - A four-run first inning proved too much to overcome Monday night as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-9) dropped the final game of a four-game set to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4-2 at PNC Field. The IronPigs sent all nine men to the plate and Chris Leroux (0-2) needed 36 pitches to work his way through the first inning in the loss. The loss moved the RailRiders to 1-3 on the current eight-game homestand and in the race for the 2014 IronRail trophy.

  • Jimenez Shines as 'Pigs Roast RailRiders
    Moosic, PA. On Easter Sunday the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (7-10) weren't feeling too festive. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-8) collected two singles through its first eight at-bats, and IronPigs starter Cesar Jimenez faced the minimum in five shutout frames as Lehigh Valley topped the RailRiders at PNC Field, 9-4. The IronPigs combined for 15 hits and used a four-run fifth inning to take the third game of the four-game series. The loss drops the RailRiders back to .500 and gives Lehigh Valley a 2-1 lead in the race for the IronRail trophy.

  • Billings Twirls Seven Strong as RailRiders Top 'Pigs 4-3
    Moosic, Pa. - Right-hander Bruce Billings (3-1) tossed seven strong innings and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (8-7) took advantage of some timely miscues Saturday night at PNC Field to top the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (6-10), 4-3. The RailRiders offense combined for eight hits and plated three runs in the sixth inning to take the second game of the four-game tilt. The win moved SWB a game above .500 and evened the chase for the IronRail trophy at a game apiece.

  • IronPigs Feast in Extra-Inning Victory
    Moosic, PA. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (7-7) stranded 12 runners and combined for nine hits in a 5-2 extra-inning loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (6-9) Friday night at PNC Field. The loss dropped the club to 0-1 in the race for the IronRail trophy.

  • Almonte's Two Home Run Day Propels RailRiders to Sweep
    Buffalo, N.Y. The Buffalo Bisons (7-5) may have derailed the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (7-6) Wednesday night, but in Thursday's doubleheader, SWB stayed on track. Brian Gordon (1-1, 2.30) and Chase Whitley (1-1, 3.72) were sharp, combining to allow three base hits throughout the two games. The RailRiders offense supplied the thunder in a four home run contest, two courtesy of Zoilo Almonte. The two different tales added up to a doubleheader sweep, as the RailRiders claimed game one 2-1, before finishing off the twinbill with a 7-2 win.

  • Stroman Dazzles as Buffalo Stampede RailRiders
    Buffalo, N.Y. -On a chilly night in Buffalo, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (5-6) offense went cold. Buffalo Bisons (7-3) starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (1-1) struck out nine batters, and the Bisons offense pounded out five extra-base hits, in an 8-2 thumping of the RailRiders Wednesday evening at Coca-Cola Field.

  • Buffalo Snow Postpones Tuesday's Tilts
    Buffalo, N.Y. - Snow, yes snow, postponed play between the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) and the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) on Tuesday. The scheduled twinbill's white-blanket banishment means a pair of double-dips has been added to the docket.

  • Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man Comes to PNC Field
    Moosic, Pa. - A tip of the cap to a blast from the past, multiple post-game explosions in the heavens above and a variety of theme nights add up to a ton of fun. Add in Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man - and well, you've got yourself a party. Those are just part of the bonanza that is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders' (Triple-A/New York Yankees) next homestand. The eight-game run against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) and Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) starts on Friday, April 18 at PNC Field.

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