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Trea Turner Helps Lead Syracuse Over Scranton 9-4

(Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

Trea Turner’s HR helped the Chiefs’ defeat the Railriders 9-4. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

The Syracuse Chiefs hosted the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Saturday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium and it would be one of the Nationals’ top prospects Trea Turner that would help lead the Chiefs to the 9-4 victory.

RHP Kyle Haynes (ERA 3.18) took the start for the RailRiders and it was RHP Austin Voth (ERA 2.00)  that was on the mound for the Chiefs.

With the scoreboard blank, Scranton was able to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. After hitting a double on a line drive to right field, Gary Sanchez stole third base and then scored off a pass ball by the Chiefs’ Jhonatan Solano.

In the bottom of the fourth Syracuse took a 2-1 lead with Jason Martinson scoring the tying run after a fielding error by the RailRiders recent acquisition, veteran Major Leaguer Nick Swisher. Caleb Ramsey then scored the go ahead run with a RBI single by Jhonatan Solano.

For Scranton, Haynes pitched six and two-thirds innings allowing two run on eight hits; walking two and striking out four.

RHP Kyle Haynes took the start for the Railriders on Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

RHP Kyle Haynes on the mound. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

Voth worked six innings allowing one run on four hits; striking out an impressive nine batters.

The RailRiders were able to tie the game at two in the top of the eighth when Ben Gamel scored off a RBI single by Gary Sanchez.

(Austin Voth of the Chiefs. (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

Chiefs Austin Voth (Photo: Gabe Rodriguez)

But, in the bottom of the eighth Scranton’s Tyler Olson struggled against the Chiefs as they took an offensive surge. The inning started with back to back singles by Kevin Keyes and Matt Skole, both runners would then advance with a sac bunt by Caleb Ramsey. Olson then intentionally walked Solano and would be able to get his second out when he got Isaac Ballou to fly out. Brian Goodwin then hit a two run double on a fly ball to right field for a 4-2 ballgame. Trea Turner then hit a three run home run on a fly ball to right field to make it 7-2.

But, the Chiefs weren’t done there as Scott Sizemore hit a double on a line drive to center that would force the RailRiders out of the game and be replaced by Diego Moreno. Jason Martinson would be walked by Moreno and then Kevin Keyes hit his first double of the season on a line drive to left field two send two more home for the Chiefs to make it 9-2.

In the top of the ninth, the RailRiders would be able to cut the deficit by two runs when Chris Parmelee hit his first home run of the season on a fly ball to right field with Rob Refnsyder on base.

Olson was charged with the loss  and Erik Davis was charged with the blown save and the win for the Chiefs.

RailRiders’ Top Stats:

Ben Gamel: 3 for 4, R

Gary Sanchez: 2 for 4; R; DBL; RBI

Chris Parmelee: 1 for 4; HR; 2RBIs

Eddy Rodriguez: 1 for 4; DBL

Chiefs’ Top Stats:

Trea Turner: 3 for 5; 3 RBIs; HR; DBL

Scott Sizemore: 1 for 4; R; DBL

Jason Martinson: 1 for 4; 2R

Kevin Keyes: 3 for 5; DBL; 2RBIs; R

Matt Skole:2 for 5; R

Our Media Director/Official Site Photographer was on hand at the Chiefs/Yankees game today in Syracuse and captured some of the action. View our gallery below and check back for more photos.

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Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

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