The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ)

Yanks’ Britton throws scoreless rehab inning

- By Greg Johnson gjohnson@21st-centurymed­ @gregp_j on Twitter

TRENTON » This time, Zack Britton had the upper hand against the Bisons.

The rehabbing Yankees lefthander fired a scoreless sixth inning for Scranton in Game 1 of a doublehead­er Thursday.

Britton (elbow surgery) worked around a walk with a double play and needed only 10 pitches (five strikes) to rebound from Tuesday’s outing in which he recorded only one out and allowed two extra-base hits and four runs.

Outfielder Ryan LaMarre (strained hamstring) started a rehab assignment for the Yankees as well. He played left field for five innings and batted 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.

Scranton’s offense broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning as Andrew Velaquez tagged Jake Waguespack with an RBI double into the right-field corner, which scored Derek Dietrich from first base.

Waguespack (4.78 ERA) still ended with one of his best outings of the season: five innings, four hits, one run, one walk and five strikeouts on 81 pitches (51 strikes).

Blue Jays third baseman Cavan Biggio (strained spine ligament) made a third rehab appearance with Buffalo. He drew a fourpitch walk against Britton. He also grounded out, struck out swinging and recorded two put-outs in the field.

Princeton native Mike Ford singled, walked and scored a run in the sixth inning for the RailRiders.

Scranton starter Brian Keller pitched four scoreless innings with only one hit, one walk and four strikeouts. Keller made 29 appearance­s for Trenton in 2018 and 2019, when the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate still resided in the capital city.

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