Memphis, TN – The offensive struggles continued for the Nashville Sounds in a 5-1 loss to the Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park Tuesday night. The Sounds have scored one run in back-to-back games as their losing streak hit five games.
Nashville’s lone run came in the fifth inning when Mario Feliciano delivered a run-scoring single to right-center.
The knock by Feliciano was one of only three hits for the Sounds.
Andy Otero started for the Sounds and allowed two runs in four innings. Memphis scored a single tally in the first and another in the third to take a 2-0 lead.
Feliciano’s base hit in the top of the fifth inning cut the deficit to 2-1 but that is as close as the Sounds would get the rest of the way. Brice Turang had a single in the fifth and Keston Hiura added a base hit in the seventh to account for Nashville’s three hits.
The Redbirds made the most of their opportunities at the plate and went 5-for-8 with runners in scoring position. They added a run in the bottom of the fifth and a pair of runs in the eighth to put the game away.
Game two of the six-game series is scheduled for Wednesday night at AutoZone Park in Memphis. Right-hander Alec Bettinger (2-4, 5.40) starts for the Sounds against right-hander Angel Rondon (5-4, 4.83) for the Redbirds. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm central time.
- Keston Hiura went 1-for-2 with a walk and has reached safely in all 21 games he has played in with Nashville.
- The Sounds have lost 11 of their last 13 games on the road.
- Nashville’s five-game losing streak is the longest of the season.
Nashville 1, Memphis 5
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