SYRACUSE, N.Y. (SYRACUSE METS) –
The Rochester Red Wings ended the Syracuse Salt Potatoes’ nine-game winning streak Saturday night with a 6-2 victory at NBT Bank Stadium. Syracuse remains a game and a half back of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for first place in the International League North division after both teams lost on Saturday.
Rochester (66-65) opened the scoring in the top of the third inning. With one out, Willians Astudillo doubled and scored one out later on a two-out double by Wilin Rosario, making it 1-0 Red Wings. Brandon Barnes followed with a single, scoring Rosario and extending the Rochester advantage to 2-0.
In the fourth, Rochester put together another two-out rally. Ivan De Jesus Jr. singled and scored from first on a double by Ian Miller, making it 3-0. Astudillo kept things going with a single, plating Miller from second and giving Rochester a 4-0 lead.
Rosario led off the fifth inning with a single for Rochester. One out later, Zander Wiel walked, putting runners on first and second base. After a mound visit, Drew Maggi singled to left, scoring Rosario from second to put Rochester up 5-0. Ronald Torreyes followed with a single to plate Wiel and extend the Red Wings lead to 6-0.
Syracuse (68-62) got on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out, Ali Sanchez walked and Braxton Lee singled to put two runners on for Arismendy Alcantara. The Salt Potatoes third basemen cracked a single, and Sanchez scored from second after an error on right fielder Ramón Flores to trim the Rochester lead to five, 6-1.
The Salt Potatoes kept things going in the seventh inning. With two outs, Travis Taijeron walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch before Jason Krizan singled to score Taijeron and cut the deficit to four, 6-2.
Syracuse hosts Rochester in a rubber match on Sunday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium. Corey Oswalt tosses the first pitch for the Salt Potatoes at 1:05 p.m.