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Rochester Red Wings snap 19-game skid with win over Norfolk

For the first time in 27 days, the Rochester Red Wings won a baseball game.

The Red Wings edged the Norfolk Tides, 5-4, at Frontier Field on Thursday afternoon to snap a 19-game losing streak, which was a franchise record.

Patrick Murphy made a spot start for Rochester and tossed three innings of one-run ball while striking out three.

Norfolk opened the scoring in the top of the first inning as Jordan Westburg belted a solo home run over the left-field wall to give the Tides an early 1-0 lead. Rochester responded in the bottom of the frame as Jake Noll grounded one through the middle to tie the game, 1-1.

In the top of the fourth, the Tides plated a pair of runs on a throwing error and a groundout to regain the lead.

Norfolk increased their lead in the top of the sixth as Yusniel Diaz smoked a run-scoring double to make it 4-1. However, the lead did not last. The Red Wings put up a four spot in the bottom of the inning to grab a 5-4 lead. Jake Noll smacked a two-run home run over the left-field wall to bring Rochester within a run. That was his 10th long ball of the season. Later in the frame, Jake Alu knotted the game with a sacrifice fly. Adrian Sanchez put the Red Wings on top with an RBI single, and that ended up being the difference in the game.

Logan Verrett surrendered three runs (one earned) over five innings and picked up the win. Jordan Weems nailed down his 12th save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

The week-long series continues on Friday at 7:05 p.m.