The Rochester Red Wings blasted four home runs and overcame a seven-run deficit to defeat the Syracuse Mets, 10-9, in the series opener at Frontier Field on Tuesday night.
Luis Garcia went 4-for-4 with a pair of two-run homers, including the go-ahead home run in the eighth. Two batters earlier, Tres Barrera crushed a solo shot to left that tied the game at 8-8.
After falling behind 8-1 after four innings, Garcia’s first home run of the night cut the lead to 8-3. In the seventh a Donovan Casey three-run blast trimmed the lead to one at 8-7 setting the stage for the Barrera and Garcia bombs in the eighth.
Sterling Sharp did an outstanding job in relief as he tossed four shutout innings. Luis Reyes started for Rochester and allowed eight runs over three innings.
Veteran infielder/outfielder Dee Strange-Gordon went 0-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored in his first rehab start.
The two teams will continue the six-game series on Wednesday night at 6:05 p.m.