IronPigs edge out win in Rochester
(Rochester, NY) - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs (44-45) edged out a late comeback by the Rochester Red Wings (44-47) by winning 7-6 on Friday night.
Austin Listi hit a three-run home run off Fernando Romero in the top of the first inning to give the IronPigs a 3-0 lead. Rochester answered back with two runs off Tyler Viza in the bottom of the second inning as Wilin Rosario hit a two-run home run.
Nick Gordon homered off Viza in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game at 3-3. That would be the third and final run Viza allowed through six innings, his longest start since June 3rd in Pawtucket.
Phil Gosselin hit an RBI single off Lewis Thorpe in the top of the fifth inning to give the IronPigs a 4-3 lead. Jan Hernandez homered off Cody Allen in the top of the sixth inning to extend Lehigh Valley's lead to 5-3.
Rochester's comeback attempt came in the bottom of the eighth inning as Rosario hit a two-run double off Connor Brogdon to tie the game at 5-5. Matt McBride put Lehigh Valley ahead by hitting a two-run home run off Gabriel Moya (1-2) in the top of the ninth inning.
Kyle Dohy (4-4) gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth inning, but Edubray Ramos recorded the final two outs to earn his sixth save of the season.
The IronPigs play for a series win on Saturday evening against the Red Wings. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
The 2019 IronPigs season is the team's 12th as the top affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies and 12th at Coca-Cola Park. Follow the IronPigs on Twitter at @IronPigs and like them on Facebook via www.facebook.com/LHVIronPigs.
The 2019 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.
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