Courtesy of RedWingsBaseball.com
Pawtucket used a four-run bottom of the 5th inning immediately after Rochester plated three runs in the top half as the PawSox beat the Red Wings 7-6 Wednesday afternoon at McCoy Stadium.
The Red Wings (10-11) won the first two games of the series before the PawSox (12-11) were able to salvage the series finale.
Pawtucket had early threats against Myles Jaye (0-2) as two singles and a walk to begin the 2nd inning loaded the bases with nobody out. Chad De La Guerra lifted a sacrifice fly to make it 1- 0 but Jaye got two groundouts to prevent further damage.
Rochester was scheduled to face former Wing Marcus Walden but a 13-inning game by the Red Sox the night before meant Walden was summoned to Boston and Josh Smith was called upon to make the spot start. Smith was brilliant, allowing just two hits with one strikeout over 4.0 innings.
Jermaine Curtis gave the Red Wings their first lead in the 5th with a three-run homer off Brandon Workman (2-1).The PawSox responded with a two-out, three-run homer from Jordan Betts followed by an Aneury Tavarez solo blast that gave Pawtucket a 5-3 lead and chased Jaye from the game. Jaye was charged with five runs on eight hits, including two homers, a walk and a hit batter with three strikeouts over 4.2 innings.
The Wings pulled within a run in the 7th despite not recording a hit in the frame. James Ramsey walked to lead off the inning and advanced to third base two batters later on an error. He would score on a wild pitch to make it 5-4. Pawtucket’s second error of the inning pushed runners to second and third but Kennys Vargas grounded out to end the threat.
Tavarez capped his four-hit day with a two-run double in the bottom of the 7th to make it 7-4. Willians Astudillo started the 8th with a solo home run and Curtis drove in his fourth run with an RBI single to cap the scoring at 7-6.
Pawtucket outhit Rochester 13-7. Ramsey reached base four times (2-for-2, BB, HBP) and scored twice for the Red Wings. Betts and Tavarez both drove in three runs for the PawSox.