Red Wings players report to Spring Training at the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida on March 10 and will play 20 exhibition games before arriving in Rochester on Monday, April 6 for the start of the regular season. The 87th-Annual Welcome Home Dinner is set for Tuesday, April 7 and Opening Day is Thursday, April 9 at Buffalo. The home opener at Frontier Field is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 vs. Buffalo at 1:35 p.m., and tickets for the home opener are on sale now online by clicking here.
Red Wings players report to Fort Myers on March 10 and undergo physicals the next day. Exhibition games begin March 14 with an intra-camp contest against the Double-A Chattanooga club.
All games at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Home games at Ft. Myers CenturyLink Sports Complex.
Sunday, March 15 - Red Wings vs. Double-A Chattanooga 12 noon
Monday, March 16 - Red Wings vs. Double-A Chattanooga
Tuesday, March 17 - Red Wings vs. Double-A Chattanooga
Wednesday, March 18 - Red Wings 6, Durham (TB) 0
Four hurlers combined for a three-hit shutout and Byron Buxton drove in two runs as the Rochester Red Wings knocked off the Durham Bulls 6-0 Wednesday afternoon in Fort Myers. Taylor Rogers allowed one hit with three strikeouts in 3.0 frames to earn the win while fellow southpaw Jason Wheeler did not surrender a hit while fanning six batters in 3.0 innings of work. Jorge Polanco, Heiker Meneses, Reynaldo Rodriguez and Brock Peterson each had two hits for Rochester.
Thursday, March 19 - Red Wings 7, Pawtucket (BOS) 4
Reynaldo Rodriguez and Allan de San Miguel both homered and the Rochester Red Wings collected 14 hits as a team to beat Pawtucket 7-4 Thursday afternoon in Fort Myers. Rodriguez also doubled twice and drove in four runs, including a three-run home run, as part of a 3-for-3 day. Mike Kvasnicka went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple for the Red Wings. Nate Hanson and Heiker Meneses joined Kvasnicka with two hits apiece. Glen Perkins, who last pitched in an exhibition game on March 4, started for the Wings and allowed one hit with one strikeout in 1.0 inning.
Friday, March 20 - Red Wings 4, Durham (TB) 3
Jose Berrios struck out seven batters and allowed a single run on two hits in 4.0 innings as the Rochester Red Wings beat the Durham Bulls 4-3 Friday afternoon in Port Charlotte. Berrios made one start for the Red Wings late last season after making 24 starts between Single-A Fort Myers and Double-A New Britain. His 62-pitch performance helped Rochester improve to 3-0 this spring with two wins over Durham. Wilkin Ramirez went 3-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI and one run scored while Reynaldo Rodriguez continued his hot start with the Wings by going 2-for-3 with three RBI, including a big two-run single in the sixth inning.
Saturday, March 21 - Red Wings 7, Norfolk (BAL) 0
Four Rochester pitchers combined to allow just five hits and no walks while striking out 11 batters as the Red Wings shut out the Norfolk Tides 7-0 Saturday in Sarasota. Pat Dean (3.2 IP), Logan Darnell (2.1 IP), Wil Ledezma (2.0 IP) and Dallas Gallant (1.0 IP) struck out at least two batters apiece while Darnell and Ledezma had hitless outings. Byron Buxton tripled and scored twice as part of a 2-for-3 day and Brock Peterson drove in three runs to pace the offense. Argenis Diaz and Mike Kvasnicka both went 2-for-4 in the win.
Sunday, March 22 - Red Wings vs. Double-A Chattanooga
Monday, March 23 - Norfolk (BAL) 5, Red Wings 2 (6+ innings)
The Norfolk Tides used a three-run sixth inning and mother nature to beat the Rochester Red Wings 5-2 in a six-plus inning, rained-shortened affair Monday afternoon at CenturyLink Sports Complex. Ervin Santana, signed to a four-year deal as a free agent by Minnesota in the offseason, got some work in on the back field and allowed one run on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4.0 innings. After scoring 24 runs in four spring games against International League opponents entering Monday the Red Wings scored twice on just four singles. Brock Peterson and Kyle Knudson each drove in a run for the Wings.
Tuesday, March 24 - Red Wings 6, Pawtucket (BOS) 1
Taylor Rogers allowed one run over 4.0 innings and four relievers pitched shutout ball the rest of the way as the Rochester Red Wings beat the Pawtucket Red Sox 6-1 Tuesday afternoon at CenturyLink Sports Complex. Rogers, a Double-A All-Star in 2014 with New Britain, struck out five batters and yielded four base hits without walking a man. He won 11 games for the Rock Cats last season. Lester Oliveros, Stephen Pryor, Ryan Pressly and Michael Tonkin were all solid in relief. Nate Hanson homered as part of a 3-for-4 while Tony Thomas and Heiker Meneses also went deep for the Wings.
Wednesday, March 25 - Red Wings at Durham (Tampa Bay Rays) at Port Charlotte - Charlotte Sports Park
Thursday, March 26 - Red Wings at Pawtucket (Boston Red Sox) at Ft. Myers - Red Sox Complex
Friday, March 27 - Red Wings at Durham (Tampa Bay Rays) at Port Charlotte - Charlotte Sports Park
Saturday, March 28 - Red Wings at Norfolk (Baltimore Orioles) 12 noon at Sarasota - Buck O'Neil Complex
Sunday, March 29 - Red Wings vs. Double-A Chattanooga
Monday, March 30 - Red Wings vs. Norfolk (Baltimore Orioles) 12 noon
Tuesday, March 31 - Red Wings at Pawtucket (Boston Red Sox) at Ft. Myers - Red Sox Complex
Wednesday, April 1- Red Wings vs. Durham (Tampa Bay Rays)
Thursday, April 2- Red Wings at Norfolk (Baltimore Orioles) 12 noon at Sarasota - Buck O'Neil Complex
Friday, April 3- Red Wings vs. Pawtucket (Boston Red Sox)
Saturday, April 4 - Red Wings at Pawtucket (Boston Red Sox) 10 a.m. at Ft. Myers - Red Sox Complex
Sunday, April 5 - Red Wings vs. Double-A Chattanooga
Monday, April 6 - The Red Wings are scheduled to arrive at Greater Rochester International Airport.... Minnesota Twins open regular season in Detroit at 1:08 pm ET
Tuesday, April 7 -American Legion Welcome Home Dinner
Thursday, April 9 - Red Wings open 2015 regular season at Buffalo at 2:05 p.m.
Saturday, April 11 - Wings will open their home schedule against Buffalo (Toronto Blue Jays) at 1:35 p.m. Click here to order tickets for April 11.
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