The Rochester RedWings dropped the final game in their series against the Scranton Railriders, 5-4, handing the Railriders a 4-2 series win.
RHP Sterling Sharp got the ball and tossed for five innings, allowing eight hits and four runs. LHP Jace Fry and RHP Curtis Taylor saw the mound next and threw two scoreless innings, but RHP Patrick Murphy gave up a homer in the eighth to put Scranton up 5-4.
The Wings scored first off a sacrifice fly from SS Alcides Escobar but gave up a four-run bottom of the inning to go down 4-1. LF Cole Freeman, SS Alcides Escobar, and RF Josh Palacios logged a run each in the third to tie the game at 4-4.
Scranton’s Tim Locastro homered in the bottom of the eighth as Scranton took a lead that Rochester couldn’t overcome in the top of the ninth.
With the loss, Rochester has lost its fourth series of the year and second in a row, dropping their record to 37-29. A win for Buffalo on Sunday will put Rochester in a -1.5-game hole out of first place in the International League.
For the third time this series, the Wings outhit Scranton but failed to secure the victory.
The Wings will rest on Monday before coming home to host Syracuse at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday at Frontier Field.