Syracuse Chiefs' divisional lead expands after win and two Rochester losses

In the span of just a few hours on Thursday evening, the Syracuse Chiefs' lead on the North Division of the International League doubled, and then some.

Heading into the action tonight, the Chiefs' lead over Rochester sat at two games. However, after Syracuse crushed Charlotte 11-6 and Rochester dropped both games of its double-header, Syracuse's lead expanded to 4.5 games.

The Chiefs were paced by homeruns from Destin Hood and Tyler Moore. In fact, all but two players in the Chiefs' batting order drove in runs including Stephen Souza, Jr. who remained red-hot going 4-5 with 2 RBI and in the process getting his average up to .374.

In fact, the Chiefs trailed 3-2 heading into the 6th inning, before scoring 9 runs the rest of the way to run away with the game.

Rochester capped off the perfect night for Syracuse losing two games by one run to Scranton-Wilkes Barre. The Chiefs now have three more games in Charlotte before the all-star break kicks in on Monday.