NORFOLK - Norfolk scored five runs in the eighth inning off Mud Hens reliever Jason Waddell to break a tie and fuel a 12-7 win last night to open a four-game series.
Waddell yielded three hits and three walks in the only inning he worked.
The Hens (15-13) tied the game at 7 in the top half of the inning.
Hens starter Armando Galarraga lasted four innings, surrendering seven runs on six hits.
The Hens scored two runs in the fourth - on a double by Jeff Larish and a single by Jeff Frazier. Will Rhymes tripled to begin a three-run fifth inning, cutting Norfolk's lead to 7-5.