Clippers 3, RailRiders 2: Clippers win third straight on late homer

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Matt Carson’s solo home run in the top of the eighth inning helped lift the Clippers to a 3-2 victory over host Scranton/Wilkes Barre last night at PNC Field.

It was the Clippers’ third win in a row over the RailRiders.

Carson’s homer to left field was his third of the year, coming off of reliever Jim Miller (0-2), who took the loss.

Clippers reliever Fernando Nieve pitched three shutout innings to earn his first win of the season (1-1).

Nieve took over for starter T.J. House, who gave up two runs on five hits and struck out seven in six innings in his triple-A debut. In four previous starts at double-A Akron, House posted a 2-1 record with a 3.22 ERA and 27 strikeouts.

Yan Gomes gave the Clippers a 1-0 lead in the third when his double to left scored Matt Lawson.

With the score tied in the sixth, Carson scored from third on an error by right fielder Zoilo Almonte to briefly make it 2-1.

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