Rookie Liam Hendriks had a quality start, and Jeff Bailey drove in three runs to lead the Red Wings over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 6-3 Sunday night at Frontier Field.
Hendriks gave three runs in the first inning of his last start July 26 in Louisville, then settled down to post his first Triple-A win. On Sunday, Hendriks gave up a one out, two-run single to Jorge Vazquez as the Yankees took a 2-0 lead.
But Hendriks' teammates quickly erased the deficit in the Rochester half of the first. Mike Hollimon and Brian Dinkelman hit one-out singles off D.J. Mitchell, and Bailey followed with a home run to center field to give the Wings a 3-2 lead. It was Bailey's ninth homer of the season.
Rene Rivera and Toby Gardenhire both ripped back-to-back, one-out singles to create a scoring threat for the Wings in the second inning. Denard Span grounded out but advanced the runners on a fielder's choice for the second out of the inning. They were left stranded when Hollimon flew out to end the inning.
With two outs and two men on base in the third inning Chase Lambin helped pad the Wings lead with a towering three-run home run to give Rochester a 6-2 advantage.