Syracuse (3-1) scored in the third and sixth innings for the 2-0 advantage. Shortstop Chris McConnell led off the third with a double to right-center field. After advancing on a sacrifice bunt by Milone, McConnell came home on a passed ball allowed by catcher Erik Kratz.
Corey Brown accounted for all the scoring on the first pitch of the sixth inning. Brown laced a triple to right field off Lehigh Valley (1-2) starter Eddie Bonine and advanced home on a throw into the dugout from second baseman Josh Barfield. The triple was Syracuse's first of the season and Brown's first extra-base hit in a Chief uniform.
Milone's exceptional performance saved the Chiefs bullpen from another taxing night, but a fourth straight game of stellar relief pitching ensued. Josh Wilkie struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning and Cole Kimball closed out the IronPigs in a scoreless ninth for his second Triple-A save.
The Chiefs and IronPigs play the third of four games on Monday night at Coca-Cola Park. Righthander Craig Stammen makes his season debut for Syracuse against IronPigs righthander Brian Bass. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.