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'Pigs walk-off against Red Wings in 10th inning on Friday

STAFF REPORTS

ALLENTOWN, P.A. -- The Red Wings lost a back-and-forth affair, 7-6, in 10 innings Friday night against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. 
The Wings scored a run in the top of the 10th on a sac fly from Gregorio Petit, but the 'Pigs scored two on a one-out bases loaded dribbler up the third base line from Matt McBrideLeonardo Reginatto fielded the dribbler and threw it away at home allowing the tying and winning runs to cross.
Rochester (41-42) falls 7.5 GB of the first-place IronPigs as they lose a game when scoring four or more runs for just the fourth time all season.
It was a see-saw battle all night long.
Lehigh Valley answered a first inning Red Wings run with two of their own courtesy of a Collin Cowgill home run.
The Wings would answer right back with solo homers from LaMonte Wade in the second and Nick Gordon in the third to pull ahead, 3-2. Lehigh Valley left-handed starter Cole Irvin had allowed just one homer to a left-handed batter all season coming into Friday's contest.
Rochester tacked on a run in the fifth on a Petit RBI single to extend the lead to 4-2. But the lead wouldn't last the inning, as the 'Pigs hung a three-spot in the bottom half capped by ex-Wing Danny Ortiz's solo homer.
The see-saw affair continued as the Red Wings answered right back with a two-out RBI single from Juan Graterol in the top of the sixth to knot the game at 5-5.
The game would remain that way to the 10th as both bullpens kept the offense at bay.
In the 10th, Alan Busenitz allowed a walk and hit a batter that loaded the bases. The weak dribbler up line off the bat of McBride came on an 0-2 pitch.
Kohl Stewart made his second start of the year for the Wings and allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks. 
With his 2-for-3 night, Wade extended his hitting streak to nine games over which he's hitting .394 (13-33) with six extra base hits, two homers, four RBI and seven runs scored.
Game Two of this three-game set is Saturday night with a 6:35 first pitch from Allentown. The Wings send right-hander Zack Littell (1-3, 3.00) to the hill opposite RHP Drew Anderson (5-3, 4.15).