The Rochester Red Wings started the month of September with a bang as they cruised past the Toledo Mud Hens, 17-0, on Thursday night at Frontier Field to snap a two-game skid.
Rochester jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and rolled from there as they finished with 17 runs on 15 hits.
Israel Pineda, who was recalled from Double-A Harrisburg on Wednesday, smacked his first Triple-A home run and collected a game-high five RBIs to lead the Red Wings’ offense. Andrew Stevenson went deep for the 12th time this season, and registered a game-high four hits. Nick Banks drove in four runs, while Lucius Fox plated three. Jake Alu chipped in with two RBIs, and Donovan Casey and Adrian Sanchez each added one as well.
John Nogowski had his six-game hitting streak snapped as he was one of two players in the starting lineup that did not record a hit.
Joan Adon got the ball for Rochester and turned in his best outing at the Triple-A level this season as he tossed 5 1/3 shutout innings while allowing two hits, three walks, and racking up three strikeouts.
Alberto Baldonado, Francisco Perez, and Jordan Weems followed Adon in relief, and all had scoreless appearances.
The Red Wings will try to even this six-game series at two games on Friday with Logan Verrett on the mound. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.