The Rochester Red Wings and Buffalo Bisons split a doubleheader on Saturday at Frontier Field. Rochester took game one, 5-1, behind a complete game from Cade Cavalli before losing 13-0 in the nightcap.
In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Cade Cavalli registered his second straight quality start, striking out ten batters while giving up just one run in seven innings pitched.
The Red Wings scored four runs in the fourth inning thanks to an RBI from Taylor Gushue and Ildemar Vargas.
Josh Palacios added to the offense in the fifth, grounding into a force out that sent Andrew Stevenson home and gave the Wings a 5-1 lead, and the game one win.
Rochester was shut out in game two as the Bisons cruised to a 13-0 victory that gave each team a win on the day. The shutout was the first suffered by the Red Wings since opening day.
Buffalo’s Nathan Lukes hit an inside-the-park grand slam that put the Bisons up 4-0 in the fourth. Rochester allowed four more runs in the fifth inning after giving up a pair of doubles to Stevie Berman and Eric Stamets.
Buffalo scored two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh to secure the win.
After allowing eight runs in 4.2 innings, Red Wings starter Logan Verrett was relieved by Matt Brill.
Cole Freeman registered Rochester’s only hit of the game as Rochester suffered their first one-hit game of the season.
The two teams will wrap up the six-game series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.