Clippers win 5-1; sweep RailRiders

The Clippers completed a four-game series sweep of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with a 5-1 win today in Huntington Park. The victory ran the Columbus winning streak to seven.

Ryan Rohlinger drove in two runs with a double and a single and Chun-Hsui Chen continued his hot hitting with three hits.

Carlos Carrasco (2-0) pitched six shutout innings to get the win. Preston Guilmet worked the final 1 1/3 innings to earn his 14th save.

Carrasco benefited from a heads up defensive play by centerfielder Matt Carson and second baseman Matt Lawson in the sixth inning. With two outs and runners on first and second, Thomas Neil dropped a single in front of a charging Carson. He fielded the ball as Zoilo Almonte rounded third base and headed for home.

Dan Johnson anticipated the throw home and took a wide turn around second base. Carson threw to Lawson, who tagged out Johnson before Almonte touched home plate. The out erased the run and kept the game tied at 1-1.

In the bottom of the sixth, Lawson drew a walk from Chien-Ming Wang (2-4) and stole second base. He scored the game's first-run on a two-out double by Rohlinger. An inning later, Chen doubled with two outs and scored on a pair of wild pitches by reliever Chase Whitley.

The Clippers added three more runs in the eighth on RBI hits by Rohlinger, Chris Wallace and Ezequiel Carrera.