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Rochester Red Wings win second straight over Syracuse Mets

The Rochester Red Wings won their second straight game over the Syracuse Mets with a 13-6 victory on Thursday afternoon at Frontier Field.

Jefry Rodriguez got the ball for Rochester and surrendered three runs on three hits over 4.1 innings while walking four and striking out nine. David Peterson got the start for Syracuse and allowed nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits over 4.2 innings while walking one and striking out five.

The Red Wings bullpen allowed three runs while the Mets bullpen allowed four.

The game was tied at three until the middle innings when Rochester pulled away for the win.

Carlos Rincon launched a two-run home run over the left-field wall in the top half of the first to give Syracuse an early 2-0 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Luis Garcia tied the game with his third homer in the last two games.

Wyatt Young put the Mets back in the lead in the top half of the second with a RBI double to left. However, the Red Wings quickly responded once again in the bottom half of the frame. Richard Urena tied the game with a RBI groundout.

Rochester scored a pair of runs in the fourth to take the lead for the first time in the game. Nick Banks grounded one through the right side for a RBI single and Tres Barrera brought home a run with a RBI groundout.

The Red Wings put up a four-spot in the fifth to extend their lead to 9-3. Josh Palacios smoked a two-run double to left and Urena picked up two more RBI with a two-run single to left.

In the sixth, Joey Meneses drilled a two-run shot to left to make it 11-3.

Syracuse scored three in the top of the eighth to try to get back in the game. Daniel Palka scored on a throwing error and Carlos Cortes and Nick Dini worked bases-loaded walks. In the bottom of the inning, Meneses scored on a fielding error and Palacios scored on a wild pitch to cap off the scoring.

The two teams will continue the six-game series on Friday night at 6:05 p.m.