SYRACUSE | Half of the connections with the ball led to all of the Syracuse Chiefs runs.
With a three-run blast by Xavier Paul in the fourth and a pair of solo shots from Jim Negrych and Carlos Maldonado, Syracuse took three out of four from the Durham Bulls with a 5-1 win on Wednesday at Alliance Bank Stadium.
For Negrych, it was his first homerun of the season in Triple-A, it was Maldonado’s and Paul’s second.
For the most part, the Chiefs were held in check outside of the big flys as Syracuse only had six hits and a single walk.
Despite its record, the Chiefs can climb back to within sight of .500 this week with a four-game set against Rochester (14-19). The Red Wings scored seven runs on opening day at Syracuse that is their season-high.
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Record, Standings: 13-21, 8.5 GB
Nationals headline of the day: Stephen Strausburg is good at throwing a baseball and having other people miss it with a bat
Next Game: May 11 vs. Rochester (Minnesota), 7:00 p.m.
Line of the Day: Yunesky Maya, SP - 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 2.98 season ERA, 2-4 record
In seven starts this season, Maya has allowed 14 earned runs. Ten of those came in two starts.
Maya came into the night getting 1.87 runs worth of support per game making his record, arguably, deceiving.
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