Holt Home Run Leads PawSox to Win

PawSox Release

PAWTUCKET, R.I.
– The PawSox scored the game's
last five runs and defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 6-5 to get their final
homestand of the regular season at McCoy Stadium off on the right foot
in front of 7,077 fans.

 

The
PawSox and RailRiders picked up their stretch of seven straight games
against each other Sunday evening at McCoy Stadium after Pawtucket took
three
of four in Moosic, PA and the RailRiders were the first to strike in
the 1st inning.

 

Anthony
Ranaudo made the start for the PawSox and after retiring the first
batter of the game, Adonis Garcia and Dan Johnson each doubled to give
the
RailRiders a 1-0 lead.

 

The PawSox answered in the home half of the 1st as Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled to start the game and came home on a two-out RBI single by Mark
Hamilton to even the score 1-1.

 

In the 2nd, Addison Maruszak led off with a single and scored on a two-run home run by Bobby Wilson, his 7th, to make it 3-1. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
loaded the bases in the 3rd with two out before Ranaudo walked Wilson to force home the fourth run of the game.

 

Ranaudo would walk the lead-off man in the 4th
before being removed from the game after throwing 76 pitches, 40
strikes over three plus innings.
It was his shortest outing of the 2013 season. Chris Carpenter entered
out of the bullpen and allowed a single. After a fly out, Randy Ruiz hit
a potential double play ball, but the PawSox could only get one, and
the RailRiders brought a man home on the RBI
fielder's choice making it 5-1.

 

The PawSox came storming back in the 4th thanks to one swing of the bat by the recently activated Bryce Brentz. With one out and a man at
first, Brentz connected on a booming two-run homer, his 17th of the season, to make it a 5-3 game. Brentz had been on the disabled list since July 6th with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

 

In the 5th with two outs, Pawtucket loaded the bases on three straight walks by reliever Sam Demel. Jonathan Diaz made him pay as he laced
a two-run double to right field tying the game 5-5.

 

Carpenter gave Pawtucket two scoreless innings as did reliever Chris Martin.

 

After the 7th inning stretch, Brock Holt led off the inning by launching a solo homer, his 3rd of the year, to give the PawSox
their first lead of the game, 6-5. It was Holt's 2nd home run in the last four games.

 

Pedro Beato fired a scoreless 8th and Anthony Carter did the same in the 9th to convert his 22nd save of the season
and give Pawtucket a 6-5 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
   

 

The
PawSox will continue their series with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Monday at
7:05pm. Pawtucket will send Allen Webster (8-4, 3.90) to the hill
against
Brett Marshall (7-10, 5.40) of the RailRiders.