NORFOLK, Va. - Jason Ellison's grand slam keyed a seven-run fourth inning as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs routed the Norfolk Tides, 11-1, in a rain-shortened International League game last night.
J.J. Furmaniak also homered and drove in two runs for Lehigh Valley in a contest that was called in the sixth inning because of rain.
Francisco Butto got the win with 22/3 shutout innings in relief of Kyle Kendrick.
A rain delay in the first inning meant the end of Kendrick's night, with Butto coming on when play resumed.
The game included a total of 2 hours, 7 minutes of rain delays and 2:02 of actual playing time.
Lehigh Valley 002 702 - 11 13 0
Norfolk 100 00x - 1 6 1
WP: Francisco Butto (1-0). LP: Andy Mitchell (4-2). HR: LV–Jason Ellison (3), J.J. Furmaniak (3). A: 4,243.