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- Updated: June 13, 2016
The Rochester Red Wings, Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, withstood a late rally by the Toledo Mud Hens to win 9-7 and keep a one game lead in the North Division of the International League.
With the Red Wings victory they improved to 19-13 at home and it guaranteed the series victory, after losing on Friday 9-7, but winning Saturday 6-5.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth when the Red Wings added three more runs highlighted by James Beresford RBI single, Kennys Vargas‘ walk with the bases loaded and a ground out by Rosario to score the third run of the inning.
In the seventh, Rochester added another three runs on a two-RBI double from Rosario and sac fly from Wilfredo Tovar, scoring Rosario to extend the lead to 7-0.
The Mud Hens finally broke through in the top of the eighth, when Casey McGehee opened the inning with a line drive double to left field. Tyler Collins then singled moving McGehee to third and Miguel Gonzalez hit a sac fly to center scoring McGehee. Another sac fly scored the second run of the inning to pull the Mud Hends within 7-2.
Rochester answered right back with two more runs in the bottom half of the frame, on a double and single to pull ahead 9-2.
The Mud Hens had one last rally in them, as they scored five runs in the top of the ninth, highlighted by an RBI double from McGehee, an RBI ground out and then three straight hits scoring three runs, but came up short, 9-7 to the Red Wings.
With the win, Rochester improved to 37-27 and with the loss the Mud Hens dropped to 28-34.
James Beresford – 2 for 5, 2 R, Double, 2 RBI
Logan Schafer – 3 for 4, R, Double, RBI (10-game hitting streak)
Eddie Rosario – 2 for 4, 2 R, Double, 2 RBI
Logan Darnell (W,7-5) – 8 IP, 7 H, 2 R (1 earned), 2 BB, 4 K)
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