Syracuse Chiefs win again, remain at top of division

The Syracuse Chiefs (33-25) started with a bang and finished off the Indianapolis Indians (34-24) 5-1 on Tuesday night.

The second batter Indians pitcher Jake Brigham faced was Zach Walters, who promptly took a 1-1 pitch well past the 330-foot sign in right field out of NBT Bank Stadium. After Brock Peterson singled the right field, Destin Hood drove one all the way to the wall, scoring Peterson and registering a triple, giving the Chiefs a 2-0 lead.

That's all Taylor Hill would need, as he threw another gem on the mound, throwing six innings, striking out two Indians and only allowed one run. The Chiefs would add runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to go on to win 5-1.

The Rochester Red Wings also won on Tuesday night so the Chiefs remain .5 games in first in the International League North Division.

Syracuse will pitch Josh Roenicke (1-2) against Indianapolis' Jay Jackson (2-1) on Wednesday night. First pitch is schedules for 7 p.m. at NBT Bank Stadium.