PawSox End Final Road Trip with Loss at Rochester

PawSox news release…

(Rochester, NY) Danny Santana hit his third home run of the series and Jose Berrios tossed six strong innings to lead the Rochester Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday night at Frontier Field.  The loss was the PawSox’ eighth in as many games at Frontier Field and capped the final roadtrip of the 2015 season. 

Chris Marrero drove in both Pawtucket runs; his fourth-inning homer was the only damage the Sox logged against Berrios, and an eighth-inning single made it a two-run game and put the tying runs on base. 

Santana doubled in the first inning to score Aaron Hicks, who had doubled to lead off the inning.   After Rochester scored two unearned runs in the second off of Pawtucket starter Zeke Spruill, Santana homered in bottom of the fifth to answer Marrero’s blast and push the Wings (72-65) to a 4-1 lead. 

Jonathan Aro pitched two scoreless innings after Spruill was lifted, and Noe Ramirez tossed a scoreless eighth.

Berrios allowed only the one run on four hits with five strikeouts and no walks.  Mark Hamburger allowed the second run in the eighth but retired the Sox in order in the ninth.

The Sox (54-83) will return to McCoy Tuesday night at 7:05 for the final seven-game homestand of the 2015 season.  Lefthander Rich Hill (2-1, 0.93) takes the mound and will be opposed by Lehigh Valley righthander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (NR).