Chiefs take advantage of error, win 2-1 Monday night
Ninth inning error leads to Chiefs second win of the season
By Syracuse Chiefs | April 9, 2018 11:09 PM
Rochester, NY (April 9, 2018) - The Syracuse Chiefs won their second game of the season, 2-1, over the Rochester Red Wings Monday night at Frontier Field. The Chiefs took advantage of a ninth-inning error to score the game winning run.
Syracuse (2-2) grabbed its ninth-inning run after Alejandro De Aza drove a fly ball to deep right-center field. Red Wings' centerfielder Zack Granite dropped the ball, allowing De Aza to reach third on a three-base error. Chris Dominguez followed with a sacrifice fly to to deep right center to score De Aza and give the Chiefs a 2-1 lead they would not give up.
The Chiefs scored the first run of the game in the third. Andrew Stevenson walked with the bases loaded against Aaron Slegers to make the score 1-0.
Rochester (0-1) tied the game in the bottom of the third. Jake Cave scored from third with the bases loaded on a wild pitch by Edwin Jackson to tie the game. That was the lone Red Wings run, after Rochester left 16 runners on base.
In the win, Chiefs outfielder Victor Robles left the game diving for a ball in shallow left-center field in the second inning. There is no further update at this time.
The series continues Tuesday at 5:35 p.m. RHP Cesar Vargas is scheduled to make his Chiefs debut opposite LHP Adalberto Mejia for the Red Wings.
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