Wings cruise to 9-1 win over Scranton, Friday

Per Red Wings media director Nate Rowan, in his last 5 starts spanning 27.1 innings, Stephen Gonsalves has surrendered two runs on 11 hits and 16 walks with 24 strikeouts. None of those hits have gone for extra bases. (Photo: JOE TERRITO/Rochester Red Wings)

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Stephen Gonsalves turned in another strong start and the offense provided plenty of support as the Red Wings cruised to a 9-1 win over the Scranton/WB RailRiders Friday night at PNC Field.

After allowing just one run on two hits over 5.2 innings Friday, Gonsalves has now pitched to a 0.66 ERA (2 ER/27.1 IP) and allowed just 11 hits – all singles – over his last five starts. The southpaw’s run of success has come immediately after yielding nine runs to this Scranton team on June 11.

The Red Wings got offense from all over the lineup as they pounded out 16 hits on the night. Leonardo Reginatto collected three different RBI singles all of which scored Zack Granite who went 3-for-4.

The Wings (43-44) also got home runs from Gregorio Petit – a two-run shot in the 5th – and Kennys Vargas — a solo homer in the seventh. For Petit it was his first of the season, meanwhile Vargas collected his team-leading 13th long ball.

Petit would add a two-run single in the 9th as he finished with three hits and four RBI.

Meanwhile, in nine July games, Vargas is hitting .395 with five doubles, four homers and 11 RBI.

Taylor Motter, Petit, Granite and Reginatto each collected three hits.

The trio of Luke Bard, Jake Reed and John Curtiss combined to toss up 3.1 scoreless frames as the staff as a whole allowed just three over the minimum.

The Wings look to keep rolling in Game Three of the four-game set Saturday night. Righty Kohl Stewart (0-0, 8.18) will make his third start of the season for the Wings.

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