By PAUL CIFONELLI
Miami Marlins’ starting pitcher, Rodolfo Arias no-hit the Rochester Red Wings in 1958. Two years later, he failed to record an out and the Wings smacked seven extra-base hits in an 8-5 victory.
Billy Harrell and Jim Frey were the top two batters in the Red Wings’ lineup and hit back-to-back homers to start the bottom of the first. After Johnny Glenn’s infield single, Ben Mateosky’s RBI triple and Leon Wagner’s RBI double, Arias was lifted from the game with an infinity ERA and WHIP on the day.
Dick Luebke, Arias’s replacement, allowed Wagner to score on a passed ball and sacrifice fly by Jerry Buchek. That gave Rochester a 5-0 lead after one inning.
Mateosky slugged a solo home run in the fifth for a 6-1 lead. The Red Wings ended their scoring in the eighth, when reliever Bobby Tiefenauer singled in two runs. The bases were loaded for Tiefenauer’s knock after Wagner tripled and two batters walked.
Bob Sadowski picked up his second win of the season after going 5.2 innings. Arthur Kay took over for Sadowski in a jam and escaped, but got himself into a sticky situation of his own in the seventh. Tiefenauer wiggled out of Kay’s mess and closed out the game for Rochester.
The three home runs gave the Wings 100 as a team on the season. The win also extended the Red Wings’ hot streak to 12 in their last 15 games.
E- Cannizzaro, Valentine PO-A- Miami 24-4, Rochester 27-8 DP- Shannon, Buchek, Mateosky, Caffie, Brown LOB- Miami 11, Rochester 5 2B- Wagner, Harrell 3B- Mateosky, Wagner HR- Harrell, Frey, Mateosky, Shetrone SB- Adair, Shannon SF- Buchek
Miami 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1- 5
Rochester 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 X- 8
HBP- by Tiefenauer (Valentine) WP- Tiefenauer PB- Brown, Cannizzaro Time- 2:50 Attendance- 2,646
Also on this day: Fred Beene and Buzz Stephen both pitched complete game victories, as Rochester swept first place Louisville in a double header at Silver Stadium in 1969. The wins put the Wings within three games of the International League lead.