Walters made a rehab start for the Wings, coming in with a 3-1 record and a 3.13 ERA. For Pawtucket, Billy Buckner took the hill entering the night with a 1-2 record and a 7.36 ERA.
In the top of the third, Che-Hsuan Lin hit a single to right field, but the Wings executed the relay well throwing out Jon Hee and Lin for the 9-2-6 double play to end the top half of the inning.
The Wings had an opportunity to score their first run in the bottom of the fourth when Florimon hit a double with one out. Florimon moved to third on Matt Carson's fly ball to right field but, Danny Valencia popped out leaving Florimon stranded at third, keeping the game scoreless.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Wings had another opportunity to put runs on the board. With two outs, back-to-back singles by Clete Thomas and J.R. Towles put runner on first and third, but the Wings were unable to capitalize as Tsuyoshi Nishioka flew out, leaving two stranded.
Walters was relieved by Bobby Lanigan in the sixth. Walters left the game with 5 innings pitched, 5 hits, and 2 strikeouts.
The Wings took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth when Florimon led off the inning with a double followed by a Chris Parmelee walk. Valencia's RBI single scored Florimon.
Thomas led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a long homer to right-center off Garrett Mock, Thomas's team-leading eighth homer of the season.
Lanigan worked a scoreless sixth and seventh inning, but got into a jam in the eighth. The Sox put the tying runs aboard with one out, and Dan Sattler came out of the bullpen to make his Triple-A and Red Wings debut. Facing veteran Andy LaRoche, Sattler gave up a groundball to the hole at short that Florimon made a run-saving diving stop on. But the infield hit loaded the bases, and a fielder's choice groundout by Alex Hassan got the PawSox on the scoreboard with two outs. Florimon made another great defensive play to rob J. C. Linares of a game-tying hit, and when Florimon touched second base for a force out the Wings were out of the jam and still leading 2-1.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Valencia's towering home run into the left field bullpen off Mock made it a 3-1 game.
Sattler walked a batter with one out in the ninth, and Parmelee reached into the stands to catch a foul pop for the second out. But Sattler walked another batter to put the tying runs on base with two out. After a mound visit from manager Gene Glynn, Sattler was lifted for Luis Perdomo with Lin due up. Lin, who already had three hits in the game, was caught looking on strike three as Perdomo picked up the save in the Wings win.
NOTES: RHP P.J. Walters made his second rehab start since being placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation...Walters is the second Twins player to rehab with the Red Wings; Nick Blackburn made two rehab starts earlier this season ...The Wings are 29-22 at Frontier Field and are unbeaten in 12 of their last 15 series here...19 different pitchers have earned a win for the Red Wings. Rochester had 19 different winners all of last year.
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Arcia had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Rock Cats
to a 7-1 win over Trenton on Wednesday.
This Day in Red Wings History:
1988- Red Wings' third baseman Craig Worthington had three hits, a home run,
and four rbis to lead Rochester to a come from behind 6-5 victory against the
Richmond Braves at Silver Stadium...2005- The Syracuse SkyChiefs scored
five unanswered runs Wednesday night to defeat the Rochester Red Wings 5-1 and
ruin Levale Speigner's Triple-A debut. Speigner took the loss in his first start
since being called up on July 4. The Wings scored first, now scoring in the 1st
inning in each of their last three games, on a Jason Bartlett sacrifice fly, scoring
Jason Tyner, who hit a leadoff double, but were unable to hold on to the lead,
or even cross the plate again.
This Day in IL Baseball History: 1932 Barely one month after becoming the third player in League history to hit four homers in a single game, Baltimores Buzz Arlett does it again! Known as the Babe Ruth of the Minors, Arlett, a former pitcher, is in his first season in the IL after 13 years in the Pacific Coast League. The PCLs all-time home run king crushed four homers on June 2, 1932 to lead the Orioles to a 14-13 win over Reading. Then on Independence Day, he again victimizes the Keys for four long balls - three coming left-handed, while the fourth is a grand slam from the right side of the plate. Arlett dominated IL pitching in 1932 to the tune of a .339 average with 54 HR, 144 RBI, and 141 R. He would retire in 1937, having played just one season in the Majors. In 1984, the Society for American Baseball Research named Arlett the Most Outstanding Player in Minor League History.
Born on This Day: 1946 Sylvester Stallone ... 1935 The Dalai Lama... 1982 Brandon Jacobs
It Happened This Day in Baseball: 1956 - Ford Frick inaugurates the Cy Young Award, to honor one outstanding pitcher each year. The Baseball Writers Association will do the voting. Only one pitcher will be honored each year until 1967, when a pitcher in each league will be selected. 1983 - In the 50th anniversary All-Star Game at Chicago's Comiskey Park, the A.L. routs the N.L. 13-3 for its first win since 1971. The A.L. breaks the game open with seven runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by Fred Lynn grand slam - the first ever in All-Star competition. It is Lynn's fourth All-Star homer, tying him with Ted Williams for the A.L. record. 1986 - Bob Horner becomes the 11th player to hit four home runs in a game.
#1 Song on This Day: 1952 "Delicado" Percy Faith... 1982 "Don't You Want Me?" Human League... 1990 "Hot In Here" Nelly.