Worcester Red Sox Beat Rochester Red Wings 6-5

By Tiffany Williams – 

Wednesday night, back at Frontier Field in Downtown Rochester, New York the Worcester Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings met for game two of this six-game series. A fun little piece of history as the WooSox get ready to go back in time and transform back into the PawSox on July 9th, right here in Rochester, George Anthony Mogridge who spent his final two years (1926 and 1927) in baseball playing for the Boston Braves was born in Rochester February 18, 1889. John Antonelli, who was born and raised in Rochester, made his MLB debut July 4, 1948, for the Boston Braves. 

With a 6-5 win tonight, the Worcester Red Sox claimed their third straight win since Sunday and their fourteenth win for June. Worcester is currently tied for fifth place with Jacksonville in the International League East.

Jeter Downs opened this contest by getting over the plate at the top of the first to get Worcester an early 1-0 lead. But after two scoreless innings, at the bottom of the third Matt Lipka and Andrew Stevenson both scored to put Rochester on top 1-2. At the top of the fourth Ronaldo Hernandez, Jeter Downs and Pedro Castellanos scored to put Worcester on top 4-2. At the bottom of the eighth Matt Lipka scored to make it a 4-3 game and then at the bottom of the ninth Cole Freeman scored to make this a 4-4 game. It was a homer by Jeter Downs at the top of the tenth to drive in Christin Stewart that put Worcester back on top 6-4. Rochester had one run at the bottom of the tenth to make it a 6-5 game but it wasn’t enough to upend Worcester who walked away from this one with the W.

Worcester and Rochester will meet again Thursday afternoon for game three of this six-game series. Worcester has been in a groove of late, but can they keep it going? Worcester should definitely be favored to win Thursday and end June on a good note.

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