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Nashville Sounds score twice in the 12th to beat Las Vegas 51s, 5-3

Nashville Has Won 10 of Their Last 11 Games

Nashville SoundsLas Vegas, NV – The Nashville Sounds continued their winning ways after scoring two runs in the top of the 12th inning to take a 5-3 win Wednesday night at Cashman Field to win their 10th out of their last 11 games.

The late inning rally started with a lead-off single by Max Muncy to right field. Muncy then stole second base with Andrew Lambo batting. Ryon Healy then delivered the go ahead run with a one-out double to right center field to put the Sounds on top 4-3. Healy advanced to third base on Matt Olson’s ground out to second to set the stage for Rangel Ravelo to add the insurance run. Ravelo then hit an infield single allowing Healy to score to put the Sounds up 5-3 in the 12th.

It took 12 innings for Nashville Sounds to wrap up win over Las Vegas 51s.
It took 12 innings for Nashville Sounds to wrap up win over Las Vegas 51s.

The 51’s attempted a late rally as Sounds reliever J.B. Wendelken issued a two-out walk to Brandon Nimmo. Nimmo then took second on defensive indifference and rounded second to go to third and was caught stealing by Wendelken to end the game.

Daniel Mengden pitched well and gave up just one run in seven innings in his fifth start of the year for the Sounds. The right-hander surrendered just four hits while striking out three batters in a no decision.

The Sounds took the lead in the fourth inning on a bases loaded RBI single by Jaycob Brugman. Brugman’s single scored Andrew Lambo from third, however Matt Olson was thrown out at home.

Las Vegas answered with a solo home run by 51’s right fielder Travis Tailjeron to tie the game at 1-1 after 4.

The game remain dead locked until Andrew Lambo hit a solo home run to right center field in the 8th inning to give the Sounds a late 2-1 lead.

Ryan Brasier came out of the bullpen to relieve Mengden to start the eighth inning for the Sounds. The right-hander found trouble early as he surrendered three hits and a run. Patrick Schuster came on with two outs and two runners on to try to keep the game tied at 2-2. Schuster balked with Brandon Nimmo on third to allow the go ahead run to score to put the 51’s up 3-2

In the top of the ninth, Jaycob Brugman scored from third on a wild pitch with Josh Phegley batting to tie the game at 3-3.

Wendelken picked up his first win of the season for the Sounds and the loss was credited to Las Vegas’s Zack Thorton.

The series concludes Thursday night at Cashman Field with the Sounds turning to right-hander Chris Smith (2-5, 4.40) and the 51’s will counter with right-hander Seth Lugo (3-2, 7.91). First pitch is scheduled for 9:05pm CST.

The 2016 season is the Sounds’ 19th year in the Pacific Coast League and their second as the Oakland Athletics’ top affiliate. Tickets are available now by calling 615.690.4487 or by visiting www.nashvillesounds.com

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