Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds ended their five game losing streak in fashion by clubbing three home runs to take an 8-2 win over the Memphis Redbirds Tuesday night from AutoZone Park.
Chad Pinder, Ryon Healy, and Bruce Maxwell each homered to pace the Sounds to the win. Healy would finish a triple away from the cycle as the Sounds designated hitter went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and an RBI double to plate half of the Sounds eight runs.
Sounds starter Dillon Overton was brilliant in his return to the club as he went six innings allowing just two runs on seven hits. He picked up his eighth straight win as a Sound and his ninth of the season.Memphis would take an early 1-0 lead in the second inning on a close play at the plate. After Breyvic Valera hit a two-out single, Dean Anna followed with an RBI single to right to score Valera. Valera barely got in under the Bruce Maxwell tag for the games first run.
Pinder then gave the Sounds a 2-1 lead when he launched his 10th home run of the season in the third inning. Pinder knocked in himself and Rangel Ravelo who singled to left to lead off the inning to put the Sounds on top.
Ryon Healy then blasted a three-run shot to left to put the Sounds up 5-1 in the fifth.
Memphis then answered with an RBI single by Michael McKenry scoring Alberto Rosario to make the score 5-2 Sounds after five.
Bruce Maxwell then launched a two-out solo home run to right-center field to put the Sounds up 6-2 after six.
After a lead-off double from Max Muncy, Healy hot a one-out double to center field to plate Muncy for his fourth RBI of the night. Two batters later Colin Walsh singled to center and Healy scored to put the Sounds up 8-2 after seven.
Ryan Doolittle pitched two scoreless innings in relief of Overton, and Aaron Kurcz pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve an 8-2 Sounds win.
The Sounds wrap up their quick three-game series with the Memphis Redbirds Wednesday night at AutoZone Park. Right-hander Nick Tepesch (7-3, 3.91) gets the start for the Sounds and right-hander Mike Mayers (3-2, 2.41) will start for Memphis. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm.
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