ROCHESTER, NY (Bisons.com) - The closest rivalry in the International League heated back up for the first time in 2010 and it was the Rochester Red Wings that fired the first shot.
Wings' shortstop Trevor Plouffe finished a double shy of the cycle as he led Rochester to a 6-1 victory over the Herd, Wednesday night from Frontier Field. Buffalo's Chris Carter missed his cycle by a triple, but the Bisons could only put one run on the board.
Rochester's attack was constant all game, scoring in five of the game's first seven innings. Plouffe had three of Rochester's 12 hits and his one-out triple in the first inning got his team started. Luke Hughes delivered the RBI-ground out one batter later to give the Wings a 1-0 lead.
Rochester scored two in the second inning and then got a solo home run from Wilson Ramos in the fourth for a 4-0 lead. Plouffe hit his home run with one out in the seventh to give the Wings the decisive 6-1 edge.
After singling in the second inning and doubling in the fourth, Carter homered to lead off the seventh for Buffalo's lone run.
Adam Pettyjohn (0-1) suffered the loss for Buffalo. The southpaw allowed four runs in four innings of work. He struck out four batters, including all three Red Wings who came up to bad in the third inning.
BISONS NOTES:Prior to the game, the Bisons activated INF Andy Green of the disabled list. He had missed the first 12 games of the season with a right hamstring strain...The Mets also recalled