The Rochester Red Wings snapped a three-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the Worcester Red Sox in six and a half innings on Saturday night at Polar Park.
Cade Cavalli got the ball for Rochester and allowed one run on two hits over five innings while walking two and striking out eight. The right-hander improved to 6-4 on the season. Andres Machado followed Cavalli in relief and tossed a scoreless inning.
The Red Wings plated three of their five runs in the top of the third. Andrew Stevenson put the team on the board with an RBI triple. Lucius Fox followed that with a two-run home run over the wall in right-center to make it 3-0. That was his second long ball of the season.
In the top of the fourth, Stevenson collected his second RBI of the night with a run-scoring single to extend the lead to 4-0.
Worcester scored their lone run in the bottom of the fifth on Franchy Cordero’s sacrifice fly.
Rochester plated the contest’s final run in the top of the sixth on Nick Banks’ RBI single. Banks notched three of the team’s nine hits.
The Red Wings will try to split the six-game series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.