Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds slugged three homers and ran away with a 12-5 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers in front of 5,204 fans Monday night at First Tennessee Park.
Backed by two five-run innings, the Sounds (57-46) used the win in the finale to grab the series by taking three of four from Omaha (44-57). Coupled with Memphis’ loss, the Sounds lead the American Southern Division by seven games with 41 to play in the regular season.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the third, Rangel Ravelo started the hit barrage when he launched his sixth home run of the season out to left field.Omaha’s Hunter Dozier drilled his second home run in as many at bats to give the Storm Chasers the lead in the fourth. His second solo shot of the night made it a 2-1 game.
That’s when the floodgates opened thanks to the Nashville offense. In the fourth and fifth innings, they combined to score 10 runs on 11 hits to open an 11-4 lead.
Four straight singles from Chad Pinder, Matt Olson, Renato Nunez and Joey Wendle started the big fourth inning. Bryan Anderson added the fifth single of the inning and Arismendy Alcantara knocked in a pair of runs with the sixth base hit in the frame.
After Omaha came back with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth to make it a 6-4 game, the Sounds’ offense went back to work.
With one out in the bottom half of the inning, Renato Nunez launched a booming solo homer – his 15th of the season to extend the lead to 7-4.
Wendle and Anderson each contributed their second hit of the night before Alcantara smashed a run-scoring double and Jaycob Brugman brought in a pair with a line drive triple to the gap in right-center.
Alcantara’s huge night continued in the seventh when he clubbed a solo homer to give the Sounds a 12-4 lead. He finished the night 4-for-5 with 4 RBI, 2 runs scored, a homer and a double. His third inning single extended his Nashville hitting streak to 10 games.
Starter Ross Detwiler matched a career-high with nine strikeouts in his six innings of work. The lefty allowed four runs in the win before handing over to the bullpen.
The Sounds continue the homestand when they welcome the Colorado Springs Sky Sox for a four-game series set to begin Tuesday night. Right-hander Chris Jensen (1-3, 3.64) starts for the Sounds against right-hander Wily Peralta (0-3, 7.16) for the Sky Sox. 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