The Syracuse Chiefs (7-9) had their 3-game win streak snapped by the Rochester Red Wings (8-8) on Sunday, falling 9-3.
The Red Wings slapped around the Chiefs pitching staff to the tune of 17 hits. Chiefs starter Josh Roenicke (0-2) threw three innings, giving up six hits, four earned runs, two walks and struck out two. Red Wings started Trevor May gave up just one hit in six innings, striking out four Chiefs in the process.
Danny Santana's fifth double of the season scored two Red Wings in the second inning, with singles by James Beresford and Chris Parmelee giving Rochester a 4-0 lead in the second inning.
The Chiefs would not strike until after a former Chief, Chris Rahl, hit his first home run of the season, a three-run shot that gave the Red Wings a 7-0 lead in the top of the 7th.
Syracuse would get on the board in the bottom of the inning, as Brandon Laird popped out to first baseman Brad Nelson, who promptly overthrew the ball over home plate as Brock Peterson jetted for home. Peterson scored and Jhonatan Solano followed him home all the way from second.
Rochester would score one in the 8th, then the Chiefs just one in the 9th, with the final score 9-3.
Chiefs centerfielder Brian Goodwin continued his hot hitting, reaching base four times, with two hits and two walks, improving his average to .300 on the season.
Syracuse will finish their homestand against Rochester on Monday for 12 p.m. first pitch. Scott Diamond (0-2) will pitch for the Red Wings, and Danny Rosembaum (1-1) will pitch for the Chiefs.