The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were defeated by the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 12-4 on Sunday afternoon. The RailRiders are now a season-worst 15 games below .500.
Darick Hall plated a run on a sacrifice fly to give Lehigh Valley a 1-0 lead in the first against RailRiders opener Vinny Nittoli. The 31-year-old right-hander Nittoli allowed that one run over two innings of work with four strikeouts in his second start this year.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tied the score in the third on a double steal of second and home. Estevan Florial swiped second for his team-high 15thstolen base of the season while Ryan LaMarre came home. LaMarre went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his first home start since May 1.
Lehigh Valley exploded for seven runs in the fourth on three home runs to break the game open at 8-1. Matt Vierling hit a three-run big fly in the frame and finished the game 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits.
With the loss, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre dropped the series five games to one against the IronPigs.