Pawtucket, RI (August 2, 2017) - Irving Falu hit a pinch-hit RBI single off Noé Ramirez in the top of the 11th inning, lifting the Syracuse Chiefs to a 6-5 win Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium. The win was the Chiefs' fourth in its final at-bat over its last seven,
Pawtucket, RI (August 2, 2017) - Irving Falu hit a pinch-hit RBI single off Noé Ramirez in the top of the 11th inning, lifting the Syracuse Chiefs to a 6-5 win Wednesday night at McCoy Stadium. The win was the Chiefs' fourth in its final at-bat over its last seven, and Syracuse has now won six of seven overall.
Syracuse (41-67) jumped in front thanks to three straight hits in the top of the first inning against Jalen Beeks. With one out, Brandon Snyder smacked a single to right. Neftali Soto and Clint Robinson followed with singles to left and center, respectively. With the bases loaded, Chad Huffman grounded into a force out at second, scoring Snyder on the play for a 1-0 Chiefs lead.
Pawtucket (54-55) knotted things up in the bottom of the fourth on a solo shot from Bryce Brentz. The Triple-A Home Run Derby champion hammered a line drive to left off John Simms for his 23rd home run of the season to tie the score at one.
Both teams' bats exploded in the fifth inning. The Chiefs tallied four runs in the top half of the frame. Emmanuel Burriss and Zach Collier both singled to lead off the inning. Snyder continued a strong game on a line-drive double to left, plating Burriss and moving Collier to third. Two batters later, Clint Robinson pummeled his team-leading 16th home run of the year on a line drive to right-center for a 5-1 advantage.
However, Pawtucket responded with a two-out rally in the bottom of the fifth against Simms. Heiker Meneses golfed a soft liner to right and Jake Romanski followed with a line drive to left, moving the speedy Meneses to third. Rusney Castillo then blasted a three-run shot to center, making it a one-run game at 5-4.
The game remained 5-4 until the eighth. Brentz launched his second home run of the game to dead center off Austin Adams to square the score at five.
Wander Suero threw two key innings then in relief in the ninth and tenth, recording six groundouts.
In the 11th, Severino doubled down the right-field line with one out against Ramirez. Falu followed with a pinch-hit single to right center for a 6-5 lead.
Kevin Jepsen picked up the save, working around a two-out infield single.
The Chiefs and PawSox wrap up their season series Wednesday afternoon at 12:05 p.m. Jaron Long is scheduled to start for the Chiefs opposite Shawn Haviland for the PawSox.