The Rochester Red Wings offense came alive on Wednesday night as they defeated the Toledo Mud Hens, 6-3, at Fifth Third Field for their first win of the season.
The start of the game was delayed for 26 minutes due to the weather. When things got going, Ryan Kreidler smashed a solo home run over the left-field wall off Red Wings starter Aaron Sanchez to give the Mud Hens an early 1-0 lead in the second. Rochester quickly responded in the next half inning as Andrew Stevenson belted a two-run home run to center to put the Red Wings on top, 2-1.
Kreisler hit his second home run of the night in the fourth to tie the game at two.
Donovan Casey ripped a RBI triple to right in the fifth to put Rochester back in the lead once again.
Two innings later, Casey extended the lead with a three-run homer to straightaway center to give the Red Wings a 6-2 advantage. Casey drove in four of the six runs.
Sanchez tossed four solid innings for Rochester, allowing five hits and two earned runs while walking one and striking out four. The bullpen was very good as they allowed just one run over five innings. Jace Fry, Carl Edwards, Jr., and Francisco Perez all had scoreless appearances. Jordan Weems allowed the only run.
Tres Barrera collected three more hits in the win making it two straight multi-hit games.
The two teams will continue their six-game series on Thursday night. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m.