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Ninth inning rally leads Worcester past Red Wings

ROCHESTER, N.Y- The Worcester Red Sox tied the series at one apiece after defeating the Rochester Red Wings 5-2. Worcester starting pitcher Kyle Barraclaugh went a career high seven innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs while striking out two batters and walking two to help lead the Red Sox to the win.

The Red Wings bats were kept quiet only getting five hits in nine innings. Red Wings starting pitcher Aleamo Hernandez hurled 4.2 innings, allowing three hits and one earned run while striking out three and walking three.

Aleamo Hernandez (Photo: Rochester Red Wings/ Joe Territo)

In the bottom of the fourth inning first basemen Jake Noll blasted a solo homerun, his fifth of the season, to put the Red Wings on top 1-0. The Red Sox would respond right back in the next inning.

"I was looking for a first pitch fastball and I got it. I think I've played about 500 games here in Rochester and I've never got one out to right centerfield. So that was the first one." Red Wings first basemen Jake Noll said.

Jake Noll went 1-for-2 with a homerun and a walk in the game. (Photo: Rochester Red Wings/ Joe Territo)

In the top of the fifth inning, after two walks and a hit by pitch, Red Sox designated hitter Enmanuel Valdez worked a bases loaded walk that brought home second basemen Christian Arroyo to tie the game at one.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, second basemen Luis Garcia smacked an RBI single up the middle which drove in left fielder Darren Baker to give the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. This would be the last run Rochester would score in the game.

Luis Garcia went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the game. (Photo: Rochester Red Wings/ Joe Territo)

In the top of the eighth inning catcher Ronaldo Hernandez hit a sacrifice fly to right field that brought home Valdez to tie the game at two apiece.

In the top of the ninth inning nine men came to the plate for Worcester scoring three runs on four hits. After a leadoff infield single by left fielder Narciso Crook, shortstop David Hamilton tripled to right which drove in Crook to give the Red Sox a 3-2 lead.

Later in the inning, Valdez singled and drove in Hamilton to make it a 4-2 game. The next batter, right fielder Bobby Dalbec hit an RBI double to right centerfield that drove in Valdez to make it 5-2. The Red Wings went down in order in the bottom of the ninth.

The Red Wings (55-64) will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, August 24, when they take on the Worcester Red Sox (67-54) for game three of a six game series. It will be Willy Peralta (3-8, 6.63) getting the start for Rochester.

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