MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Trey Amburgey homered and singled three times, scoring three runs while also driving in three as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders topped the Pawtucket Red Sox 8-6 on Wednesday.
Kyle Higashioka homered and singled with four RBIs for Scranton/WB.
Up 2-0 in the fifth, Scranton/WB extended its lead when Higashioka hit a three-run home run.
Trailing 8-1, the Red Sox cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Bryce Brentz hit a grand slam.
The Red Sox saw their comeback attempt come up short after Chad De La Guerra scored on a forceout in the ninth inning to cut the Scranton/WB lead to 8-6.
Stephen Tarpley (3-0) got the win in relief while Pawtucket starter Matthew Kent (0-2) took the loss in the International League game.
For the Red Sox, Brentz homered and doubled, driving in five runs.