With Sano and Pedroia in town, Featherston and Jaye lead wings to 2-1 win
The Rochester Red Wings edged the Pawtucket Red Sox 2-1 Saturday night at Frontier Field. The series concludes Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Boston All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia and Twins third baseman Miguel Sano are expected to play as part of a rehab assignment.
The Red Wings took the lead against Pawtucket starter and former Wing Justin Haley. In the bottom of the fourth inning, after Jermaine Curtis and Wynston Sawyer reached base safely, they were both knocked in by an RBI triple from Taylor Featherston to give Rochester a 2-0 lead.
Red Wings starter Myles Jaye was perfect through the first four innings. In the top of the fifth, Pawtucket's Mike Olt hit a 360-foot home run off of Jaye, which brought the Red Sox within a run at 2-1.
Haley worked six innings for for Pawtucket. He allowed five hits, two earned runs, one walk, and tallied six strikeouts. Haley threw 84 pitches, 58 for strikes.
Jaye had his best outing of the season so far, working 7.0 innings and allowing the home run plus a walk, with two strikeouts. Jaye threw 83 pitches, 50 for strikes.
Gabriel Moya came on to pitch the eighth inning, working out of a two on, one out jam to keep the lead at 2-1.
Nick Anderson took over to start the ninth inning, and walked the first batter he faced. Anderson struck out Tzu-Wei Lin and Sam Travis, then caught Jordan Betts looking to end the game.
Pedroia played second base and went 0-for-3. Sano was 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout.
Winning pitcher: Jaye (3-2)
Losing pitcher: Haley (1-5)
Save: Anderson (2)
NOTES: The Twins placed 1B Joe Mauer on the disabled list and recalled OF Jake Cave from the Red Wings Saturday. Cave homered in his second at-bat with the Twins Saturday, for his first big league hit.