The Mud Hens posted a first inning run against Rochester starter Jeff Manship. Tsuyoshi Nishioka couldn't handle a hard ground ball by Rob Brantly allowing Jerad Head to score and make it 1-0 Hens.
In the second inning, Toledo had another scoring chance taken away when right fielder Matt Carson threw out John Lindsey at home plate, when Lindsey tried to score on a hit by Argenis Diaz. It was Carson's 10th outfield assist of the season.
In the third inning, Toledo again had another scoring opportunity with the bases loaded and two outs. Manship, however, was able to get the final out of the inning without another run, which kept the Mud Hens' lead at 1-0.
Toledo starter Andy Oliver was coming off his worst start of the season, having allowed eight runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings July 4 against Columbus. But Thursday, Oliver spun an easy 5 1/3 innings of no-hit baseball.
With one out in the bottom of the fifth, the Red Wings managed to get their first hit of the game. After Clete Thomas got on base on a walk, Nishioka hit a line drive advancing the runners and giving the Wings a chance to tie up the game. The next two batters were unable to capitalize on the opportunity and the score remained 1-0.
In the sixth, the Wings sent Dan Sattler to the mound who made quick work of the Mud Hens recording a one, two, three inning with two strikeouts.
Rochester then came to bat and after Pedro Florimon walked and a base hit from Carson, Danny Valencia hit a shallow single to center field which scored the tying run. Trying to make a play, Mud Hens centerfielder Matt Young then bobbled the ball and was unable to make the throw to prevent a second run from subsequently scoring, giving the Wings their first lead of the night 2-1. Later in the inning with two outs, with Valencia on third and Wilkin Ramirez on second, Nishioka doubled which scored two more runs and gave the Wings a commanding 4-1 lead.
In the seventh, Toledo struck back with a two-run home run from Jerad Head squeezing the Wings' lead down to 4-3.
Sattler (1-0) struck out three in two innings, allowing just the home run. Luis Perdomo took over for Sattler to start the eighth. He made quick work of the Mud Hens, throwing a three up, three down inning. In the ninth, Perdomo continued his domination of Toledo with a pair of strikeouts and a ground out. Perdomo picked up his fourth save.