After topping St. Cloud 3-2 in the first half of a double-header on Wednesday, the Rochester Honkers couldn't convert the opportunity for a sweep and fell to the Rox 4-3 in the nightcap.
The Honkers took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth when all-star Tristan Peterson crushed a two-run homer, but the Rox responded immediately in the top of the fifth when Hance Smith hit a three-run homer.
The Honkers got one run back in the fifth on a solo homer by Logan Denholm but couldn't get the equalizer.
Evan Layne started and took the loss for the Honkers, giving up four earned runs in five innings.
Rochester all-star shortstop Evan Berkey had two more hits and is batting .355.
The Honkers (5-4 second half) are at La Crosse on Thursday.
Rox 4, Honkers 3
St. Cloud: Smith 1-for-4, HR, 3 RBI; Steiger 2-for-4; Delano 1-for-3; Stephens 1-for-3, R, RBI; Tinsman 1-for-3; Harlan 1-for-3, R. Pitchers: Carillo (WP) 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K; Stelzer 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 K.
Rochester: Berkey 2-for-3, R; Peterson 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI; McMahan 1-for-3; Denholm 1-for-3, HR. Pitchers: Layne (LP) 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 8 K; Nissen 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K.