By DONOVAN MOFFAT
PAWTUCKET, R.I. – A five-run eighth inning lifted Rochester (56-55) over Pawtucket (48-62) Friday night as the Red Wings won their fourth in a row with a 7-2 victory on the road.
After a one-out single from Ronald Torreyes and a double from Jack Cave, Wilin Rosario knocked his first hit of the game with a single up the middle that drove in the winning runs from second and third to give the Wings a lead they did not surrender.
Next batter Tomas Telis, hit his 17th double of the year that deflected off the Pawtucket pitcher to plate Rosario. Zander Wiel kept the inning going as he belted a two-run bomb to right field for his 19th homer of the season to extend the lead to five.
Telis led the Wings offense going 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored that included a solo shot in the fourth inning for his seventh long ball of the season.
Cave, Wiel and Ramon Flores each had two hits apiece. Flores, after being assigned to Rochester on August 1, now has two hits in each game he has played in in Triple-A.
Jeremy Bleich opened the game for the Wings and tossed the first inning. Randy Dobnak (4-1) threw six innings from there giving up two runs, one earned run on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts to earn the win.
Nick Gordon knocked in the first run of the contest with a sacrifice fly in the third inning to score Wiel.
The Wings are set to play Pawtucket Saturday night for the second game of series with first pitch scheduled for 6:15 p.m.