Allentown, Pa. – The SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) dropped a rubber match to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia Phillies) on Thursday morning, 5-3. The RailRiders (13-12) got a pair of hits including an RBI double from MLB rehabber Gary Sanchez, but saw their series winning streak stall at four. The IronPigs (14-12) took a series from the RailRiders for the first time in the last 14 meetings (including playoffs) since sweeping a three-game set in Allentown from June 29-July 2, 2015.
Down 1-0, the RailRiders took the lead in the second thanks to RBI doubles by Sanchez and Clint Frazier.
The RailRiders’ only other run came on Dustin Fowler’s single in the fifth.
The RailRiders return home on Friday, May 5 to host the Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals) at 6:35 p.m. Southpaw Caleb Smith (0-0, 3.93) will get the nod against Syracuse right-hander Greg Ross (1-1, 5.40). The Glow-in-the-Park Friday will also sport celebrations for Cinco de Mayo. For tickets or more information, please call 570-969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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