Frankie Tostada homered in his first Senators at-bat leading the Senators to a 4-3 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels Thursday afternoon. RHP Jackson Rutledge started and earned his first win by going five innings and allowing two runs. With two outs and no one on base in the bottom of the first, Yasel Antunna walked, followed by Frankie Tostado’s first Sens home run.
Jackson Rutledge pitched five innings and earned his first double-A win. Rutledge pitched five innings, giving up only two runs on four hits, he walked three and struck out four.
Tim Cate tossed two scoreless innings. Reid Schaller went in 1.2 innings and allowed a run. Evan Lee walked two and hit a batter before turning the game over to Joel Peguero. Peguero threw one pitch to earn a save.
The Senators managed just three hits in the game but made two of them count. Frankie Tostado homered in his first Sens at-bat, a two-run shot in the first. Leonel Valera doubled in a run, his first of the season.
The Senators’ bullpen went four innings allowing two hits and just one run. The Senators’ bullpen entered the game with a 2.08 ERA.
The Senators and Richmond Flying Squirrels play game four of their six-game series Friday at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on CBS Sports Radio Stations 96.5 FM, 95.3 FM, and 1400 AM beginning at 6:45 p.m.