Salem Red Sox (copy)

GOOD RIDDANCE: The Salem Red Sox have to be glad that they don’t have to face Winston-Salem again for a couple of weeks.

The Dash flexed their muscle at the plate for the third straight day, collecting 13 hits to defeat the Sox 6-1 on Monday in front of an announced crowd of 1,620 at Haley Toyota Field.

Winston-Salem (27-23) battered the Salem (18-31) pitching staff for 50 hits over the final three games of this series, winning all three by a combined score of 31-9.

COLD SHOULDER: Dash leadoff man Tyler Frost, who had a four-hit game on Saturday, continued to punish the Sox.

The right fielder went 3 for 5 with five RBIs, including a two-run homer that opened the scoring in the third inning. He added a bases-clearing double off the wall in center to break things open in the eighth inning.

STREAK ENDS: Sox left-hander Enmanuel DeJesus entered his start on a roll, having won three straight decisions and having shut out Wilmington for six innings in his most recent outing.

He wasn’t as sharp this time out, surrendering three runs on nine hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. De Jesus (3-4) suffered a loss for the first time since April 20.

IN COMMAND: The Sox couldn’t get much going against Dash right-hander Lincoln Henzmen, who allowed just four hits over six innings.

The lone run he allowed was unearned, courtesy of a throwing error by third baseman Yeyson Yrizarri in the sixth.

LOOSE ENDS: Sox center fielder Jarren Duran, who leads all minor league players with a .403 average, had the day off. … Shortstop Ryan Fitzgerald tallied three of Salem’s eight hits and drove in his team’s lone run. … Reliever Eduard Bazardo gave up Frost’s three-run double in the eighth but none of the runs was charged to him. After his 1 2/3 inning stint, his ERA stands at 1.06 — fifth-lowest in the minors among pitchers with at least 30 innings.

ON DECK: The Sox hit the road for a four-game series at Down East beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, with Sox RHP Kutter Crawford slated to start the opener.

Aaron McFarling joined The Roanoke Times in 2000 and has been writing sports columns since 2004.

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