Columbus, OH (July 23, 2017) - The Syracuse Chiefs scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning in a 6-4 come from behind win over the Columbus Clippers Sunday night at Huntington Park in Columbus. Neftali Soto led off the ninth with a home run, starting a rally
Columbus, OH (July 23, 2017) - The Syracuse Chiefs scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning in a 6-4 come from behind win over the Columbus Clippers Sunday night at Huntington Park in Columbus. Neftali Soto led off the ninth with a home run, starting a rally that gave the Chiefs a second win in the five-game, four-day series.
Syracuse (35-64) grabbed the game's first run in the opening inning. Irving Falu doubled with one out off Adam Plutko. Two batters later, Clint Robinson singled Falu home for a 1-0 lead.
Columbus (54-46) took the lead in the third. After Cody Satterwhite retired the first two hitters of the frame, Tyler Naquin singled to right, Yandy Diaz walked, and Erik Kratz was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Kevin Jepsen came out of the bullpen, and Ronny Rodriguez hit Jepsen's first pitch over the left field fence for a grand slam to give the Clippers a 4-1 edge.
The Chiefs moved back within two in the top of the seventh. Brandon Snyder doubled to start the inning and moved to third on a groundout. Snyder scored on Spencer Kieboom's sacrifice fly to bring Syracuse within 4-2.
Soto started the ninth-inning rally with his sixth home run of the season to left-center field off Robbie Aviles to bring the score to 4-3. After Robinson walked, the Clippers turned to Carlos Frias out of the bullpen. After a fly out, Alejandro De Aza singled and Kieboom walked to load the bases. Michael Almanzar then walked in the fourth run to tie the game. Jeff Johnson then came into the game and Caleb Ramsey hit a sacrifice fly to center to score De Aza and give Syracuse a 5-4 lead. Bengie González followed with an RBI single to center to push the lead to 6-4.
Wander Suero threw a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up the save.
Syracuse returns home to open a seven-game homestand, starting Monday night at 6:35 p.m. against the Louisville Bats. Erick Fedde is scheduled to start for the Chiefs opposite Jackson Stephens for the Bats.