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Memphis Redbirds rally to defeat Nashville Sounds in extra innings, 12-11

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds losing streak reached seven games as they were defeated by the Memphis Redbirds 12-11 in extra-innings Thursday night at AutoZone Park. The Sounds have lost seven games in a row for the first time since 2015.

Matt Lipka led off the game with a solo home run and Daniel Vogelbach hit a solo homer of his own to give the Sounds a 2-0 lead in the first.

Memphis managed to tie the game in the third as Nolan Gorman hit a two-run home run. But Nashville made it 3-2 on a sacrifice fly from Tim Lopes.

Nashville Sounds Losing Streak Extended to Seven Games. (Nashville Sounds)
Nashville Sounds Losing Streak Extended to Seven Games. (Nashville Sounds)

The Redbirds scored two runs in the fifth on back-to-back singles from Kramer Robertson and Gorman to take a 4-3 lead.

But Nashville quickly responded and took a 5-4 lead on back-to-back, run-scoring singles from Zach Green and Pablo Reyes.

In the seventh, Keston Hiura was hit by a pitch and Dustin Peterson launched a two-run homer to give Nashville a 7-4 advantage. Memphis got a run in the bottom half of the seventh on a single to cut the Sounds lead to 7-5.

Nashville added three more runs and took a 10-5 lead in the eighth on a bases-loaded walk from Hiura, a single from Peterson and Reyes scored on a wild pitch.

Memphis added three runs in the eighth to cut their deficit to 10-8 and tied the game at 10 in the ninth.

Nashville regained the lead once again in the tenth inning as Peterson drove in a run with a single, but Brandon Dickson singled in two runs to give the Redbirds the walk-off win in the bottom half of the inning.

Game four of the six-game series is scheduled for Friday night at AutoZone Park in Memphis. Right-hander Josh Lindblom (3-1, 2.12) starts for the Sounds against right-hander Johan Oviedo (1-3, 6.59) for the Redbirds. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10pm central time.

Post-Game Notes

  • The Sounds have lost seven consecutive games…it is their longest losing streak since they lost seven straight games from 7/22-28/2015.
  • Keston Hiura has reached base safely in 22 consecutive games…batting .397 (31-for-78) with 16 runs, 8 doubles, 5 home runs, and 15 RBI.
  • Matt Lipka hit the third lead-off home run of the season for the Sounds and the first since 6/18 at Gwinnett (Cooper Hummel).
  • Dustin Peterson hit a home run for the first time since 7/29 vs. Columbus…recorded a season-high in hits (4) and RBI (4).


Box Score

Nashville 11, Memphis 12

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Nashville 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 3 0 1 11 14 1
Memphis 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 2 12 17 2


The Nashville Sounds are the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and play at First Horizon Park. Single-game tickets are on sale now for all remaining 2021 home games. For more information call 615.690.4487 or e-mail tickets@nashvillesounds.com.


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