SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jake Cave added to his hitting streak, and the Rochester Red Wings (22-33) downed the Syracuse Mets, 6-2 on Wednesday.
Cave finished 2-for-4 on the day including a two-run shot in the fourth that gave the Wings a lead they did not surrender.
Trailing 1-0, Zander Wiel led the inning with a base on balls. Cave followed and connected on a full-count offering from Syracuse starter Casey Coleman for his third home run of the season.
He walked and scored in a two-run sixth and added some insurance with a one-out RBI single in the ninth.
The Wings center fielder ran his hitting streak to 12 games. Wednesday’s multi-hit effort was his fourth during that stretch. Cave, who had nine hits over 18 games with parent club, Minnesota, earlier this season, is hitting .375 over the last 10 games and has raised his average from .185 to .264 during that time.
Ryan Eades struck out three over 2.1 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win. The right-hander struck out three, walked one and allowed two hits. It was his second straight scoreless outing. Preston Guilmet registered his sixth save of the season working 1.1 scoreless.
Cave and Wiel both scored twice. Luis Arraez went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the ninth. Brent Rooker plated a pair of runs with a double and had two hits in four at-bats.
The thruway rivals close the series with a 6:35 on Thursday.