ROCHESTER, NY—St. Paul Saints set season highs for runs, hits and runs scored in an inning en route to a 14-1 upset of the Rochester Red Wings on Tuesday at Innovative Field.
The Saints finished with 17 hits, highlighted by a seven-run burst in the sixth inning, to improve to 14-7 this season with their fifth straight win.
Michael Helman hit two home runs for St. Paul, including a grand slam in the sixth inning that put the Saints up 11-0, and Kyle Garlick and Alex Kirilloff both scored as well. Mark Contreras finished 4-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. Garlick was 3-for-4 and Helman was 3-for-5 with six RBIs.
Eight of the Saints’ nine starters had a hit in the game, eight of nine scored a run and five of nine drove in a run.
Not to be overlooked, starter St. Paul, Aaron Sanchez, threw 5.0 innings, allowing just a one-out double in the second inning while walking five and striking out four.
The only Red Wings run came on a solo home run in the eighth by Derek Hill.