The Rochester Red Wings opened a six-game series with the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday night at Frontier Field and picked up a 5-2 victory.
Cade Cavalli started on the mound for Rochester and allowed an unearned run over 3 2/3 innings while striking out six. His outing was cut short due to an issue with his finger. However, Manager Matt LeCroy did not seem concerned when he spoke about it after the game. “It wasn’t really a blister, it was a little small piece of skin that got pulled off of his finger. He wanted to keep going, but we thought it would be best not to. I think we got it at the right time.” The Nationals’ top prospect has not allowed an earned run over his last two starts (10 2/3 innings).
The Red Wings jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Jake Alu put the team on the board with an RBI double. Two batters later, Andrew Stevenson launched a three-run home run over the right-field wall. That was his seventh long ball of the season.
Omaha plated their first run of the game in the top of the fourth. Dairon Blanco drove in a run with a groundout to shortstop.
The Storm Chasers scored their second run of the contest in the top of the sixth. Ivan Castillo brought in a run with a sacrifice fly to right field to make it a two-run game.
In the seventh, Nick Banks worked a bases-loaded walk to make it 5-2.
Rochester’s bullpen allowed one run on two hits over 5 1/3 innings.
The second game of this series is set for Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.