Rosario’s three-run blast highlights Wings rally

The Rochester Red Wings scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for their fifth win in six games. (Photo: SUE KANE)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Wilin Rosario highlighted a six-run eighth innings as the Rochester Red Wings rallied for their fifth win in six games with a 9-6 victory over visiting Pawtucket.

Rosario connected on his ninth home run of the season, a three-run blast in an inning when the Wings sent 10 to the plate to erase a three-run deficit.

Tomás Telis started the comeback with a one-out double. Ronald Torreyes put runners on the corners with a single. Drew Maggi plated Telis with a double of his own, and Nick Gordon knotted the score at six with a two-run single.

Brent Rooker reached on a hit by pitch to set up Rosario who sent a two-ball, no-strike offering fromPawtucket reliever Dan Runzler over the fence in right field.

Carlos Torres worked an inning and a third out of the bullpen to pick up the win. The right-hander struck out two and improved to 2-0 on the season. Ian Krol retired the only two batters he faced to register his fourth save of the season.

Telis and Torreyes both finished 3-for-4 on the day with an RBI and run scored apiece. Torreyes returned from the inactive list on Friday and connected on a pair of home runs in the Wings loss to Pawtucket.

Rosario went 2-for-5 with a double to go with his second home run in the last six games.

Zander Wiel was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Gorkys Hernandez and Chris Owings connected on a home run apiece to pace Pawtucket to a 6-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh.

Gordon walked and eventually scored on a Wiel sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh.

Rochester (39-40) improved to 21-9 in the month of June.

The Wings and Red Sox close their three-game set Sunday with 1:05 PM first pitch at Frontier Field. Tickets are available here.

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