ROCHESTER, N.Y. -The Rochester Red Wings defeated Gwinnett Braves 5-4 Tuesday at Frontier Field. The Braves fall to 29-24, while the Red Wings improve to 26-24.
Trevor Plouffe was the star of the evening for Rochester hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to steal the game from Gwinnett. Red Wings center fielder Jason Pridie was also 3-for-3 with a run scored and a triple.
Following a pair of singles by Reid Gorecki and Wes Timmons to lead off the fourth inning, Barbaro Canizares and Alvin Colina tallied the first G-Braves RBI of the game. Canizares grounded out to third base to score Gorecki, followed by Colina dropping a single in left field to plate Timmons. Brian Barton tripled to start the eighth, his second of triple of the season, then scored off a J.C. Holt single.
Later in the eighth, Holt stole home to give the Braves a 4-1 lead.
Pitching the ninth inning, Armando Gabino earned the win, improving his record to 3-1 for the Red Wings. Philip Humber started the game, giving up five hits and two earned runs in seven innings.
For Gwinnett, RHP Tony Armas threw six innings, striking out three and giving up five hits and one earned run in the no decision. Francisley Bueno came out of the bullpen to pitch a scoreless seventh. Luis Valdez worked the eighth and ninth, taking the loss and falling to 1-2.
Gwinnett faces Rochester in game two of a four-game series tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. at Frontier Field.
Braves RHP Charlie Morton (7-2, 2.51 ERA) is scheduled to face LHP Brian Duensing (3-3, 4.09 ERA) of the Red Wings.