Hurlbut conducts Wings past RailRiders

David Hurlbut and two relievers combined to surrender just four hits to the best offense in the league and the Rochester Red Wings avoided a four-game sweep with a 5-1 win over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Thursday night at PNC Field.

The Red Wings (78-60) kept their Wild Card lead at 2.0 games while the magic number to clinch a playoff berth went down to three with the win.

The RailRiders (86-51) took an early 1-0 lead as Hurlbut (10-8) walked rehabbing Matt Holliday with two outs and Miguel Andujar drove him in with a double. Andujar was thrown out at third base just ahead of the run scoring.

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