Homers Give Wings Comeback Win

Chris Colabello's solo home run in the top of the ninth spoiled a great start by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's Vidal Nuno, as the Rochester Red Wings defeated the RailRiders Tuesday evening at PNC Field, 2-1.

Nuno tossed seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits, walking none and striking out six. Red Wings starter P.J. Walters also pitched well, going five and one-third innings, also allowing one run with seven strikeouts.

Nuno and Walters were locked in a scoreless tie until the fifth. Austin Romine continued his hot start with a single to begin the inning. Dan Johnson followed with an infield single, and then Addison Maruszak walked to load the bases. Thomas Neal then grounded into a double play as shortstop Ray Olmedo tagged the bag at second, and threw to first to retire Neal. Romine scored on the play, but the inning later ended on a strikeout without any further damage.

The Red Wings tied the game in the sixth. With two outs, Brandon Boggs hit his second home run of the season onto the left-field walkway.

The game remained tied until the ninth inning. With one out and the bases empty, Colabello homered off Mark Montgomery to give Rochester the lead. Colabello, the reigning International League Player of the Week, has homered three times in six games. The RailRiders went down in order in the ninth against Anthony Slama, and the game was given its final margin of 2-1.

Tyler Robertson (1-0) recorded the final out in the eighth inning to earn his first victory of the season. Slama's scoreless ninth was good for his first save of the campaign.

Montgomery (0-1) pitched a scoreless eighth but conceded the Colabello home run. He picked up the loss, despite striking out five over his two frames.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Rochester will play the rubber match on Wednesday evening at PNC Field.

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