One bad inning.
St. Cloud smacked five hits and scored four runs in the fifth inning. They managed just five other hits and went scoreless, but it was enough to hand Rochester a 4-2 loss. That's 10 losses in a row for the Honkers.
Kyle Huckstorf and Ryan Wrobleski both scored thanks to wild pitches for the Honkers, but Rochester could only scratch across five hits. Four were singles. And Pearce Howard had the only extra-base hit.
MacGregor Hines suffered the loss and dropped to 0-3 on the season. Hines allowed eight hits and four earned runs in his 4 2/3 innings of work. Jack Zalasky fanned three in 1 1/3 innings. Kragen Kechely was outstanding in his two innings of work. Kechely and Zalasky haven't given up an earned run this season. They've teamed up with Stone Churby to form a three-headed monster out of the bullpen for the Honkers.
The Honkers managed just three runs in the two-game series against St. Cloud. They'll have the next two days off before hosting division-leading Willmar on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. at Mayo Field.
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