The Pawtucket Red Sox have now won a season-high seven games in a row, edging the Rochester Red Wings last night at McCoy 2-1.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Lars Anderson walked with one out. he moved to second on a passed ball by Rochester catcher Jose Morales. Anderson moved to third on a Jeremy Hermida ground out then scored with Jack Hannahan at the plate on a wild pitch by Red Wings starter Matt Fox (6-9).
The PawSox took the lead in the fourth on consecutive sinlges by Bubba Bell, Jarrod Salatalamacchia, and Anderson and a sacrifice fly by Hermida.
The PawSox again were aided by solid pitching. Starter Rich Hill (3-0) picked up the win, giving up a single run on four hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out six. Dustin Richardson and Robert Manuel did not give up a hit the rest of the game. Manuel picked up his 13th save.
The teams complete their two game series tonight at 7:05p.m. David Bromberg (1-3, 3.45 ERA) takes the hill for Rochester. He faces Fabio Castro (6-9, 4.84 ERA) for the PawSox.
NOTE: Prior to the game the PawSox handed out their seasonal awards. Manuel was awarded the team’s Most Valuable Pitcher Award while Bell received the award for team MVP.