Red Wings starter Glen Perkins allowed Syracuse's first four hitters of the game to reach base surrendering singles to Eric Bruntlett, Kevin Mench and Josh Whitesell. Roger Bernadina also walked in the inning and came around to score the Chiefs' second run of the afternoon.
Syracuse (11-5) had another big inning in the fourth, adding on three more runs to take a 5-1 lead. Third basemen Chase Lambin led the inning off with a double and came around to score on Seth Bynum's double off the right center field wall. Roger Bernadina's single with two outs brought in another pair of Chiefs base-runners. The single ended the afternoon for Perkins and it extended Bernadina's hit streak to eight games.
Rochester (6-10) loaded the bases in the third after a Matt Tolbert single and a pair of walks. Chase Lambin made a ranging play on Brock Peterson's grounder down the third base line, throwing to first for the inning's second out. Allan de San Miguel touched home on the play for Rochester's first run of the game. After another Red Wings walk, Danny Valencia's fly ball to Kevin Mench ended the Rochester threat.
Eric Bruntlett went two for three in the game for Syracuse, recording his first home run of the year. The homer came in the seventh inning off of Red Wings reliever Rob Delaney. Shortstop Trevor Plouffe had three singles in the game to pace Rochester.
Aaron Thompson, making his first Triple-A start, earned the win for the Chiefs. He lasted five innings, giving up five hits and one earned run. Perkins falls to 0-2 on the year. He gave up six hits and five runs through 3 2/3 innings for Rochester.
The Chiefs will go for their fourth win in a row tomorrow afternoon at Alliance Bank Stadium. Syracuse's Andrew Kown (0-2, 2.13) and Rochester's Ryan Mullins (1-0, 6.75) are tomorrow's probable starters. First pitch will be at 2 p.m.