Nick Kingham allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings, and the Indianapolis Indians defeated the Rochester Red Wings 4-1 in International League action at Victory Field, Monday.
With the loss, Rochester remained 3.5 games behind Lehigh Valley in the wild-card race. The IronPigs fell at home to Gwinnett, 9-3.
Kingham struck out six without a walk and improved to 4-6 on the season. The right-hander threw 98 pitches – 67 for strikes.
Indianapolis got all the runs it needed in the first inning with back-to-back-to-back singles from Eury Perez, Kevin Newman, and Phil Gosselin. After Gosselin drove in Perez, Joey Terdoslavich made it a 2-o game with an RBI sacrifice fly.
Perez doubled and scored in the third to finish 2-for-4 on the night. Newman also went 2-for-4. Gosselin and Terdoslavich collected two RBI apiece.
Nik Turley took the loss for Rochester. The left-hander allowed four runs on six hits over four and a third innings. He struck out three and walked three.
ByungHo Park led all batters going 3-for-4 on the night including a solo shot in the second – his seventh home run of the season.
Matt Hague was 2-for-4 with a double.
D.J. Baxendale allowed one hit and two walks over 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
Alex Wimmers struck out four and retired all six batters he faced out of the bullpen.
Rochester brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning with one out.
The Wings left seven on base and finished 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.
Rochester native Christopher Bostick went 1-for-4 with a double for Indianapolis.
The series continues Tuesday with a 7:05 pm start.