Rochester, NY --- Eric Farris' single with none out in the bottom of the 10th scored the winning run as Rochester edged the Durham Bulls 8-7 on Wednesday night at Frontier Field.
The 10th began with Jose Dominguez (L, 0-1) entereing the game for the second time since being activating from the disabled list. The Red Wings' game-winning rally started with a single by Wilkin Ramirez on an 0-2 pitch. Argenis Diaz was assigned to sacrifice, however Dominguez walked him on four pitches. Nate Hanson followed by working the count to 3-0 before Dominguez rallied to 3-2, but walked him to load the bases. Farris then sliced the winning hit over a five-infielder alignment, touching down the single into right-center to close out Rochester's third win in four games over the Bulls (21-21).
Durham held a 5-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings, scoring twice in the second and adding three more in the third against starter Jason Wheeler. Allan Dykstra singled home the game's first run, with Luke Maile doubling home another for a 2-0 lead. In the third, Mikie Mahtook hooked a double into the left field corner to score Jake Elmore. Taylor Motter delivered a sac fly, with Curt Casali singling home Mahtook later in the inning for a 5-0 lead.
Rochester proceeded to score seven unanswered runs against starter Matt Andriese and Jordan Norberto. Andriese allowed three runs over his 3 1/3 inning start. Norberto permitted four over his inning as the Red Wings (23-17) moved out 7-5 after five innings.
In the sixth, Casali launched a home run to deep left to trim the deficit to 7-6. In the seventh, consecutive doubles by Elmore and Eugenio Velez tied the game.
Casali finished 3-4 with a double, homer and two RBI. Elmore went 3-5, scoring two runs, while Maile finished 2-4 with a walk and an RBI.
The Bulls dropped a season-tying 3 1/2 games out of the South Division lead.
The road trip continues on Thursday night at 6:35 PM ET with Dylan Floro (3-4, 4.37) starting the series opener against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and major league rehabbing Masahiro Tanaka.