The St. Cloud Rox defeated the Rockford Rivets 5-2 Thursday night at Joe Faber Field. The win keeps the Rox in first place in the North Division with a second-half record of 12-6.

St. Cloud used a solid start from Dan Metzdorf to earn the win. The Boston College product lasted 6.1 innings and allowed just one run on seven hits while striking out a season-high seven batters.

The Rox improve to 36-17 on the season with the win. St. Cloud hosts Rockford again tonight at Faber Field, with first pitch on AM 1390 The Fan scheduled for 7:05.