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Chiefs Pull off Another Comeback Win, Surging Past Wings, 6-3

August 27, 2018 - International League (IL) - Syracuse Mets News Release

Syracuse, NY - The Syracuse Chiefs overcame a two-run deficit to beat the Rochester Red Wings, 6-3, on Monday night at NBT Bank Stadium. With the win, Syracuse is 18-12 since July 27th. In those 18 victories, the Chiefs have come from behind ten times

Syracuse (59-74) trailed, 3-1, entering the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out, José Marmolejos and Yadiel Hernandez both singled, putting runners at first and second base. After a Moisés Sierra strikeout, Pedro Severino walked to load the bases. Adrian Sanchez followed with a singled into right field moving Severino to third and scoring Marmolejos and Hernandez to tie the game up, 3-3. Irving Falu then laid down a bunt for a single, bringing home Severino to give Syracuse a 4-3 lead.

The Chiefs added a pair of runs in the eighth. With one out, Sierra doubled. Two batters later, Sanchez doubled into the right-field corner, plating Sierra to push the Syracuse edge to two, 5-3. Falu followed with a single into right field that scored Sanchez, extending Syracuse's lead to three, 6-3.

Rochester (59-73) jumped out to the lead in the top of the second inning. Kennys Vargas led off with a double off the right-field wall. LaMonte Wade followed with a single to score Vargas for a 1-0 Red Wings edge. Wade moved to second base during the play on the throw home that tried to get Vargas. Two batters later, Wade scored on a Juan Graterol double to right field to give Rochester a 2-0 advantage.

Syracuse scored its first run in the bottom of the third. With two outs, Victor Robles doubled to left field. Matt Reynolds followed with double down the right-field line to bring home Robles and cut the Rochester lead to one, 2-1.

The Red Wings lengthened their lead in the fifth. Byron Buxton led off with a double. Nick Gordon then singled to right field, advancing Buxton to third and Johnny Field followed with a double to center field, scoring Buxton to make it a 3-1 ballgame.

The Chiefs now hit the road for the final time this season. Syracuse begins a three-game series in Moosic, Pennsylvania on Tuesday night against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. RHP Austin Voth is scheduled to start on the mound for the Chiefs opposite RHP Adonis Rosa for the RailRiders. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

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Adrian Sanchez of the Syracuse Chiefs drove in three runs, all coming in the final four innings Monday night
Adrian Sanchez of the Syracuse Chiefs drove in three runs, all coming in the final four innings Monday night

(Danny Tripodi)

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