MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) -- Mike Ford hit a grand slam in the second inning, leading the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders to a 7-5 win over the Syracuse Mets in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
The grand slam by Ford capped a five-run inning and gave the RailRiders a 5-1 lead after Logan Morrison hit an RBI double earlier in the inning.
The RailRiders extended their lead in the sixth when Ryan McBroom hit a two-run home run.
Syracuse saw its comeback attempt come up short after Rajai Davis scored on a double play in the seventh inning to cut the Scranton/WB lead to 7-5.
Scranton/WB starter Raynel Espinal (3-4) picked up the win despite allowing three runs over five innings. Opposing starter Chris Mazza (1-3) took the loss in the International League game after allowing five runs and six hits over five innings.
With the win, Scranton/WB improved to 9-3 against Syracuse this season.