AKRON – The Akron Aeros smacked the New Britain Rock Cats for 15 hits on Wednesday evening, resulting in a 7-3 win.
Josh Tomlin received the start in his first rehab appearance for the Aeros. Tomlin tossed two innings of scoreless ball, allowing one hit as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. Tomlin also tossed a pair of innings during two rehab appearances with the Low-A Lake County Captains this past week.
Tomlin was replaced with Brett Brach (7-8, 5.35) to start the third inning but the Aeros scored first off of New Britain starter DJ Baxendale (4-5, 5.67) in the inning. With two out, first baseman Jesus Aguilar doubled home second baseman Ronny Rodriguez, who reached base on a force play and advanced to second on a pickoff attempt.
The Aeros scored two more in the fourth inning as center fielder Tyler Holt drew a leadoff walk and stole second, advancing to third on a throwing error. Holt scored on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Giovanny Urshela before catcher Alex Mo...