Clement doubles up, Red Wings fall

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Jeff Clement recorded his first two-hit game as a member of the Rochester Red Wings, but the Minnesota Twins’ Triple-A affiliate still suffered its seventh consecutive defeat on Tuesday night.

The Red Wings were defeated 7-0 by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the top minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees, in Tuesday’s International League baseball game at Frontier Field.

Clement’s batting average rose to .139 with his 2-for-4 plate performance, which included a pair of singles. The Red Wings (2-11) had seven hits as a team.

The two-hit game for Clement helped him break up a slump at the plate, as he entered Tuesday’s game with one hit in his previous 23 at-bats. To this point, the 2002 Marshalltown High School graduate has no extra-base hits and no RBIs in 12 games played.

Rochester closes out its four-game series with tonight’s contest against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, before welcoming in the Pawtucket Red Sox on Friday.