In front of a near-capacity crowd at Autozone Park, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, won the 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Tuesday night, 3-1 over the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
Chris Parmelee was responsible for all 3 of the RailRiders runs, blasting a 3-run home run in the first inning. RailRiders starter Jordan Montgomery worked 5 innings and gave up one run on six hits and did not issue a walk to go along with five strikeouts.
El Paso’s lone run came in the sixth inning when Austin Hedges drove in Manuel Margot.
With the win, the International League’s RailRiders ended a four-game winning streak by the Pacific Coast League champions.
Tuesday’s crowd of 9,471 pushed the total attendance for the Triple-A National Championship Game past the 100,000-mark since its inception in 2006.
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