NORFOLK, Va.- Chris Dickerson’s three-run homer powered a 15-hit attack and helped Norfolk rally past Rochester 8-7 in front of 11,159 fans Saturday night at Harbor Park. The Tides led the contest 5-0 after three innings and carried a 5-1 lead into the sixth inning before the Wings mounted a comeback to take the lead. Rochester plated six runs and registered five hits in the sixth frame, with the big hit of the inning a bases-clearing double by Tommy Field.
Trailing 7-5, Norfolk wasted little time in re-taking the lead, as Dickerson belted a two-out, three-run blast to right field in the bottom half of the sixth frame to go back on top 8-7. The homer was one of two hits on the night for Dickerson, who also walked twice, scored three runs and has now hit .371 (13-35) with three home runs, nine RBI and nine runs scored over his last seven games.
The 15 hits registered by Norfolk were a season-high, as eight different Norfolk batters registered a hit. Chance Sisco had three hits and two RBI, while Jesús Montero and David Washington each added two hits and an RBI. Pedro Álvarez and Drew Dosch also had two hits for Norfolk, which improved to 14-14 at Harbor Park with the win.
Logan Verrett (1-0) earned the win in relief, with Jimmy Yacabonis and Edwin Jackson following out of the bullpen to help preserve the victory. Jackson pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two to earn his second save of the season. Jackson has now turned in three straight scoreless appearances, spanning 5.2 innings. He owns a 3.10 ERA in 12 games (one start) with the Tides this season.
Norfolk starter Chris Lee allowed five runs – four earned – on eight hits over five-plus innings of work. He walked one and struck out five while throwing 54 of his 86 pitches for strikes. Lee, the #6 prospect in the Orioles system per MLB.com, now owns a 2.45 ERA (6 ER, 22.0 IP) in four starts at Harbor Park this year.
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