Red Wings use solid second inning to beat Chiefs 6-5
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Alan Busenitz got Caleb Ramsey to hit into a double play in the eighth inning, leading the Rochester Red Wings to a 6-5 win over the Syracuse Chiefs on Sunday.
The double play came with runners on first and third and prevented the Chiefs from scoring in the inning.
Rochester started the scoring in the second inning when J.B. Shuck hit a two-run triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly by John Ryan Murphy.
After Rochester added two runs in the third, the Chiefs cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Joey Butler hit a solo home run and Jhonatan Solano hit a two-run home run.
The Red Wings tacked on another run in the fourth when Matt Hague hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Zack Granite.
Syracuse saw its comeback attempt come up short after Solano hit a sacrifice fly and Irving Falu hit an RBI double in the sixth to cut the Rochester lead to 6-5.
Rochester starter Matt Tracy (1-0) picked up the win despite allowing three runs and six hits over five innings. Opposing starter Dustin Antolin (2-2) took the loss in the International League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and eight hits over 3 2/3 innings. Ryan Pressly struck out the side for his second save of the season.
Solano homered and doubled, driving home three runs for the Chiefs. Butler homered and singled twice.