Chance Sisco had four RBI, Paul Janish had a three-run homer and Norfolk pounded out 11 hits in a 9-5 win at Buffalo Wednesday night.
Sisco, the top-rated prospect in the Orioles system according to MLB.com, got the Tides on the board with a three-run double in the first inning before singling home a run a run in the fifth frame. The 22-year-old backstop has now hit safely in five of his last seven games, batting .333 (10-30) with four doubles and eight RBI over that stretch.
Janish's three-run shot came off Buffalo starter Jarrett Grube (1-1) in the fourth inning and helped up Norfolk's lead to 6-2. The veteran shortstop has now hit .364 with a home run and eight RBI this season.
Richard Rodriguez (1-1) earned the win in relief, as he allowed one run on two hits in 3.0 innings out of the bullpen. Jimmy Yacabonis worked the final two innings to earn his second save of the season.
Chris Dickerson had three hits and three runs scored to help pace Norfolk's offense, while Robert Andino added two hits and two runs batted in.
With the win, Norfolk has now won four of its past five games after opening the season 1-7.
The Tides and Bisons will meet in the rubber match of the three-game set on Thursday afternoon, with first pitch slated for 1:05 pm. Zach Stewart (0-1, 5.00) gets the start for Norfolk and will be opposed by right-hander Mike Bolsinger (0-1, 4.15).
Notes: Tides starter Chris Lee yielded two runs on five hits over 2.1 innings of work, throwing 43 of his 73 pitches for strikes...Drew Dosch, called up from Double-A Bowie earlier Wednesday, went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his Triple-A debut...Johnny Giavotella had his eight-game hitting streak snapped...Paul Fry tossed a scoreless inning of relief in his Tides debut.
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