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Baby Bomber Recap 8/31/15: Dustin Ackley and Rob Refsnyder propel RailRiders on eve of big league return

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Recapping the Yankees' minor league affiliates' results from August 31st.

Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W 6-4 vs. Buffalo Bisons

A four-run seventh inning helped propel the RailRiders to victory on Monday night, thanks to 12 hits and and three scoreless innings by the SWB bullpen. Brady Lail struck out four batters in six innings, allowing nine hits and three earned runs for his third Triple-A win. Dustin Ackley led the way on offense with three hits and a home run before rejoining the Yankees with September call-ups. Rob Refsnyder doubled twice and drove in a run on the eve of his return to the big leagues as well. Right fielder Aaron Judge recorded two hits, including a double.

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Double-A Trenton Thunder: L 1-4 vs. New Britain Rock Cats

Trenton got out to an early lead with one run in the first inning but failed to score for the remainder of the game as Caleb Smith gave up three runs in 5.1 innings. Alex Smith and Evan Rutckyj gave up no earned runs, but Smith did get dinged for an unearned run. Tony Renda's defense continues to be a bit ugly at second base, being charged with his 25th error of the season. He was, however, the only Trenton batter to record an extra base hit. Catcher Francisco Arcia led the way with two hits on the night.

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High-A Tampa Yankees: L 6-10 vs. Dunedin Blue Jays

The Tampa bullpen allowed an eight-run eighth inning to the Blue Jays to blow what was a healthy lead when Caleb Frare and Manolo Reyes got rocked. Frare gave up four runs in 0.2 innings and Reyes gave up four runs (three earned) while recording only one out. It ruined what was a fine start by Dietrich Enns, lowering his ERA to 0.87 in his return from injury. Tampa recorded 12 hits with the majority of batters picking up multiple hits. Mike Ford hit his sixth homer of the season and drove in two runs.

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Low-A Charleston RiverDogs: L 1-6W 1-0 vs. Asheville Tourists

Charleston split their Monday doubleheader with Asheville, picking up a win thanks to Justin Kamplain and Brody Koerner shutting down the Tourists for all seven innings. Kamplain allowed six hits and struck out four while Koerner came on to get the two-out save. First baseman Isaias Tejeda went 3-3 to drive in the only run of the game. Bo Thompson, Ryan Lindemuth, and Alexander Palma were the only other RiverDogs to record hits in the game.

In the other game of the doubleheader, Charleston managed to only record four hits to Asheville's 11. Angel Aguilar drove in the only run of the game without even a hit on a sac fly. Devyn Bolasky stole his 11th base of the season and Aguilar committed his 19th error of 2015 with a fielding error.

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Short Season-A Staten Island Yankees: W 6-2 vs. Connecticut Tigers

The Yankees racked up 13 hits on their way to a victory over the Tigers on Monday, thanks to a strong pitching performance from Kolton Mahoney. He went seven innings, giving up only one run and striking out six batters. His ERA on the season now sits at 2.63. Left fielder Zack Zehner led the offense with four hits, including a double. Junior Valera and Eduardo de Oleo homered for their first and third homers of the season to help propel Staten Island to a win.

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Rookie Advanced Pulaski Yankees: W 10-0 Johnson City Cardinals

Pulaski pitchers Simon De la Rosa, Juan Jimenez, and Willie Gabay tossed a shutout in a blowout win over the Cardinals on Monday. De la Rosa walked four and struck out six in five innings while Jimenez struck out five in his two innings of work. Offensively, Carlos Vidal led the way with three hits and two RBI. Allen Valerio hit his 12th homer of the season, and Kane Sweeney doubled and drove in three runs with his two-hit game.

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