Columbus Clippers 3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2
Box Score · Clippers improve to 8-9
Columbus put two runs on the board in the sixth inning to take the lead and the bullpen was able to hold it the rest of the way as the team inched closer to .500 with a victory Tuesday.
The clippers were paced by Brandon Barnes, who went 2-4 with a solo home run in the second inning and Yu Chang, who went 2-3 with a walk and a two-run double.
Shawn Morimando started off a bit shaky, allowing two runs in the first inning, but he settled down and didn’t allow anything else the rest of the way. Morimando allowed two runs in total in 4.2 innings on eight hits while striking out six and walking two.
Evan Marshall, Neil Ramirez and Louis Head combined to throw 4.1 shutout innings while striking out six and walking none.
Akron RubberDucks 7, Reading Fightin Phils 1
Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 9-9
Akron’s offense was humming on Tuesday, with multi-hit games from Tyler Krieger, Mark Mathias and Willi Castro.
Krieger went 2-5 with a double and a home run, Castro went 2-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored and Mathias went 3-4 with two doubles and two runs batted in. Joe Sever also launched a solo home run for the RubberDucks in the victory.
Starting pitcher Michael Peoples continued his string of excellent outings, tossing 5.1 scoreless innings with six strikeouts and one walk before leaving the game in the sixth inning with an apparent leg injury. Hopefully it’s not serious because Peoples is having a strong bounce-back season after an injury-plagued 2017.
High-A Lynchburg and Single-A Lake County both had their games postponed due to rain.