By DONOVAN MOFFAT
MOOSIC, P.A. – Rochester (43-45) managed to hit three balls out of the yard between the two games on Sunday afternoon, but the Red Wings were unable to hold on to their early leads and dropped two in a series finale against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (3-6/4-7).
Jaylin Davis was the highlight in both games for the Red Wings as he belted a go-ahead two-run shot in the second inning for his eighth home run of the year. He finished 3-for-5 on the day with two singles and two runs scored and ran his hitting streak to eight games.
After being promoted a day ago from Double-A, Jimmy Kerrigan made a name for himself and blasted a three-run round-tripper for his first of the year in Triple-A to give the Wings an early lead in the second game. He also added an RBI in the first game.
Yeltsin Encarnacion, who also was promoted a day ago from Single-A to Triple-A, sat out the first game but shined in his Triple-A debut in the second game as he led the Red Wings offense going 3-for-3 in the game with a run scored.
Brent Rooker’s only hit of the afternoon was a solo shot to right field for his 14th homer of the year and was the first run of the second game.
Wilin Rosario also had a solid day at the plate and went 3-for-5 between the two contests. Ronald Torreyes mustered two hits in the first game. Nick Gordon, Drew Maggi and Zander Wiel each notched a hit as well.
The Red Wings head into the All-Star break 8.5 games out of first place in the International League North division standings and 7.0 games out of the last wild card position.
Rochester is back in action at home on Thursday, July 11 with a double header and the start of a five-game homestand.