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Tyler Austin continues hot streak but Yankees' Triple-A affiliate loses

Tyler Austin strikes out swinging in front of

Tyler Austin strikes out swinging in front of catcher Tommy Joseph of the Philadelphia Phillies to end the second inning of a spring training game on March 4, 2015 at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. Photo Credit: Getty Images/ Brian Blanco

Left fielder Tyler Austin was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and first baseman Kyle Roller was 0-for-2 with three walks as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Rochester, 6-4.

RailRiders starter Conner Kendrick allowed five hits, three walks and five runs in three innings. The lefthander was making his Triple-A debut after pitching the entire 2014 season with Single-A Advanced Tampa.

Centerfielder Slade Heathcott was 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk, and Austin Romine was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk for the RailRiders (2-3).

Elsewhere in the minors

DOUBLE-A TRENTON (3-1)

The game was postponed by rain.

SINGLE-A ADVANCED TAMPA (2-3)

Every starting position player got a hit, with the lineup going a combined 10-for-36 with three walks, but the Yankees fell to Fort Myers, 11-4.

SINGLE-A CHARLESTON (2-3)

Rightfielder Austin Aune was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and a walk, shortstop Abiatal Avelino was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk and centerfielder Dustin Fowler homered, but Augusta beat the RiverDogs, 7-6.

ON TAP TONIGHT

Top pitching prospect Luis Severino starts for Trenton at Akron at 6:35 p.m.

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