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Nashville Sounds hand Iowa Cubs 5-3 loss at First Tennessee Park

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Ben Bracewell threw six shutout innings and the Nashville Sounds got another home run from Franklin Barreto in a 5-3 win in front of 8,320 fans at First Tennessee Park Sunday night.

Bracewell limited the Cubs to just two hits – a single in the first and a single in the third. The right-hander walked a pair and struck out four in his fourth quality start of the season (first with Nashville).

The offense supplied Bracewell with some early support when shortstop Franklin Barreto launched a solo homer in the bottom of the first inning. It was Barreto’s ninth of the season with Nashville and second in as many games.

Nashville Sounds Right-Hander Ben Bracewell Tosses Six Shutout Innings to Close First Half. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Right-Hander Ben Bracewell Tosses Six Shutout Innings to Close First Half. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds notch fifth shutout in fifth straight win

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds used stellar pitching to extend their winning streak to five games with a 1-0 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park Thursday night.

It took 10 innings to get the job done as the Sounds clinched their third straight series win after dropping the season-opening series in New Orleans.

Using baseball’s new pace of game rules, the top of the 10th began with pinch-runner Melvin Mercedes at third base in a 0-0 game. Mercedes moved to third on Slade Heathcott’s infield single. With runners at the corners, Anthony Garcia bounced into a 6-4 fielder’s choice to score Mercedes with the eventual winning run.

Nashville Sounds Fifth Shutout is Second-Most in Professional Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Fifth Shutout is Second-Most in Professional Baseball. (Nashville Sounds)

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Iowa Cubs shut down Nashville Sounds at First Tennessee Park, 4-0

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Iowa Cubs starter Matt Swarmer turned in a brilliant performance to help the Cubs to a 4-0 win over the Nashville Sounds in front of a sellout crowd of 10,913 at First Tennessee Park Saturday night.

Called up from Single-A South Bend Saturday afternoon, Swarmer tossed seven shutout innings and limited the Sounds to only four hits. The chances against the right-hander were few and far between.

Nashville had two hits through the first four innings – a single by Josh Phegley in the first, and a single by Matt McBride in the third.

Nashville Sounds Offense Goes Quiet after Big Games in Memphis. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Offense Goes Quiet after Big Games in Memphis. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds’ offense falters at Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds faltered Saturday night as they suffered a 5-1 setback at the paws of the Iowa Cubs. Matt Chapman’s 12th home run of the season was the lone highlight offensively for the Sounds who mustered just five hits on the night.

The I-Cubs struck first in the bottom of the second inning when Stephen Bruno drove home Victor Caratini on a dribbler up the middle. Iowa maintained a one run advantage until the top of the fourth inning when with two outs Chapman stepped to the plate. The Sounds third baseman deposited a 2-2 pitch well beyond the left field fence to knot the game up at one run apiece.

Nashville's Matt Chapman Drills his 12th Home Run of the Season but Sounds Come Up Short. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville’s Matt Chapman Drills his 12th Home Run of the Season but Sounds Come Up Short. (Nashville Sounds)

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