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Rochester Red Wings suffer 18th straight loss

The Rochester Red Wings suffered their 18th straight loss on Tuesday night as they fell, 11-4, to the Norfolk Tides in the series opener at Frontier Field. During this 18-game skid, the Red Wings have been outscored 120-66.

Daniel Ponce de Leon started on the mound for Rochester and did not make it out of the second inning. The right-hander threw 50 pitches and allowed four runs on three hits over 1 2/3 innings.

All of the Red Wings’ offense came via the home run. Riley Adams put Rochester on the board in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run home run off the left-field foul pole. That was his fourth long ball of the season. In the bottom of the fifth, Andrew Stevenson smacked his fifth homer of the season over the wall in right-center. Jake Call launched his 12th home run of the season over the left-field wall in the bottom of the sixth.

Jefry Rodriguez had a rough outing in relief for the Red Wings as he surrendered seven runs over three innings. Curtis Taylor, Matt Brill, Tyler Clippard, and Reed Garrett had scoreless appearances.

Rochester will try to snap their skid on Wednesday. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.