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Rochester Red Wings split six-game series with Syracuse Mets

The Rochester Red Wings edged the Syracuse Mets, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Frontier Field. With the win, the two teams split the six-game series.

Veteran right-hander Logan Verrett made his 12th start of the season for Rochester and tossed seven innings of one-run ball while striking out six. Thomas Szapcuki started on the bump for Syracuse surrendered a pair of runs over four innings.

The Mets jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning on run-scoring single from the red-hot Travis Blankenhorn. Rochester quickly responded in the home half of the frame with a run to tie the game. Josh Palacios collected an RBI with a line-drive single.

In the fourth, Jake Noll scored on a balk to give the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. That ended up being the difference in the game as they held the lead for the rest of the game.

Syracuse manager Kevin Boles and first baseman Mark Vientos were both ejected from the game in the sixth after the umpires gathered and overturned a home run call, which would have tied the game.

Rochester will begin a six-game series with the Worcester Red Sox on Tuesday at Frontier Field. Syracuse will open a six-game series with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Tuesday at NBT Bank Stadium.