This Day in Red Wings History: Homer-happy Wings fly by Syracuse

Paul Carey. (Photo courtesy of Rochester Red Wings)

By TOM GARIGEN

August 20, 1993

Paul Carey went deep twice to lead a long-ball barrage as the Rochester Red Wings defeated the Syracuse Chiefs 12-7 on this date in 1993.

Mel Wearing, Bobby Dickerson, and Tommy Hinzo also homered for the Wings, who maintained a half-game lead over Ottawa in the International League East as both teams raced for a playoff spot.

Manny Alexander added three hits and a pair of RBI as Rochester banged out 14 hits on the night.

Carey carried the most clout on a night when the ball was flying out of MacArthur Stadium. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound first baseman finished 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI.  The two homers brought his season total to 11. The 1987 College World Series Most Outstanding Player when he was a member of the Stanford Cardinal, Carey would go on to hit .311 with 50 runs batted in on the season.

The older brother of former NHL goalie Jim Carey, Paul would also play 18 games with the Baltimore Orioles during the 1993 season. It would be the only action he would see in the Majors.

Four of Rochester’s first five hits off Syracuse starter Jesse Cross were home runs as the Wings jumped on the Chiefs with four runs in the second, one in the fourth, and three in the fifth. Cross entered the game with the second-best ERA in the league (2.96), but was tagged for eight runs in 4 ⅓ innings.

Alexander, Wearing, Carey, Dickerson, and Gregg Zaun all drove in two runs apiece for Rochester.

Syracuse totaled 10 hits on the night, including a pair of roundtrippers.

Red Wings 12, Mud Hens 7
Rochester AB R H BI Syracuse AB R H BI
Alxnder ss 6 0 3 2 Butler lf 5 1 1 0
Hinzo 2b 6 1 1 1 Cedeno 2b 3 1 0 0
Dostal lf 5 1 2 0 Perez cf 4 2 3 2
Leonard rf 2 2 0 0 Martinez 1b 4 1 2 3
Smith rf 1 0 0 0 Stevens rf 3 1 1 0
Wearing dh 5 1 2 2 Giannelli dh 4 1 1 2
Carey 1b 3 2 3 2 Soju 3b 4 0 0 0
Zaun c 4 1 1 2 O’Hallrn c 4 0 1 0
Yacopino cf 5 2 0 0 Zosky ss 4 0 1 0
Dickrsn 3b 5 2 2 2
Totals 42 12 14 11   Totals 35 7 10 7
Rochester                                               0 4 0    1 3 0   0 2 2  – 12
Syracuse                                                   1 0 2    0 2 0   0 2 0  – 7
E – Zaun, Blohm. DP – Rochester 1, Toledo 1. LOB – Rochester 8, Syracuse 3. 2B – Alexander 2, Stevens. 3B – Perez. HR – Hinzo (6), Wearing (10), Carey 2 (12), Dickerson (3), Giannelli (11), Martinez (19). SB – Dostal.
Rochester IP H R ER BB SO
McGehee W 7-6 5 6 5 5 2 0
Telford 3 4 2 2 0 3
Cook 1 0 0 0 0 0
Syracuse IP H R ER BB SO
Cross L 6-6 4.1 6 8 8 2 3
Duey 2.2 3 0 0 1 3
Blohm 1.1 4 4 3 1 0
Ohlms .2 1 0 0 0 0
WP – Duey, Ohlms. HBP – Leonard (by Cross). Umpires – Home, White; 1st, Thibodeau; 3rd, Debelan. T – 3:09.  Attendance – 3,792.  

Also On This Day: 1980 – Rochester scored three runs on only one official at bat in the fourth inning against Norfolk on their way to a 4-3 victory at Silver Stadium. The first two runs came on two sacrifice flies after Mike Scott walked the bases loaded. The third run came when Norfolk pitcher Randy McGilberry walked Bob Bonner after hitting Floyd Rayford to load the bases again. The only official at bat of the inning came when Dallas Williams struck out to end the Rochester rally.

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