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Rain Dance: RailRiders edge past Bulls 3-2

With rain pouring in Durham, SWB cuts the division lead to two and a half games.
Deivi García tossed four shutout innings out of the RailRiders bullpen.
September 10, 2022

DURHAM, NC (September 10, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (72-61) hung on to defeat the Durham Bulls 3-2 on a rain-soaked Saturday. SWB didn’t score until the eighth inning when they plated three for the victory. Mere minutes into the contest, rain began to fall at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The

DURHAM, NC (September 10, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (72-61) hung on to defeat the Durham Bulls 3-2 on a rain-soaked Saturday. SWB didn’t score until the eighth inning when they plated three for the victory.

Mere minutes into the contest, rain began to fall at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The game had already been delayed by 28 minutes before first pitch. The rain picked up to a heavy fall into the bottom of the fourth inning. A run scored on an error on the infield for Durham as they took a 1-0 lead.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had put just one runner into scoring position after seven innings. Durham starter Taj Bradley exited after six shutout innings. With two outs in the eighth and runners on, Armando Alvarez dropped a single into right field. The pop-up landed with a shift on and the right fielder Ruben Cardenas playing deep in the outfield. Two runs scored as the RailRiders took a 2-1 lead.

Two batters later, Phillip Evans would rip a single to left field. Evans was celebrating his 30th birthday as he plated Alvarez from third to extend the advantage to 3-1.

Durham brought a run home in the ninth but Jimmy Cordero shut the door for his first save since 2019. Deivi García (2-3) tossed four shutout innings in relief and earned his second victory. The blown save and loss was charged to Jimmy Yacabonis (5-4).

The victory for SWB keeps them tied with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp for second place. Each team now sits just two and a half games back of first-place Durham. The series finishes on Sunday night at 5:05 PM. Catch the call starting at 4:45 PM on the RailRiders Baseball Network.