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Nashville Sounds pull out 8-6 win over El Paso Chihuahuas in extra innings

 

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Nashville SoundsEl Paso, TX – Jorge Mateo launched an opposite-field two-run homer in the 10th inning to break a 6-6 tie and propel the Nashville Sounds to an 8-6 victory and a series win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Friday night at Southwest University Park. The Sounds had blown a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the ninth before Mateo’s heroics in the 10th helped the team regain control, and Jeremy Bleich got a save in the bottom half.

The Sounds grabbed the game’s first run in the top of the second against former Sound Dillon Overton. Anthony Garcia led off with a single, and Beau Taylor laced a double to the gap in left-center to make it 1-0.

Nashville Sounds shortstop Jorge Mateo blasts 2-run homer in extra innings in a wild victory. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds shortstop Jorge Mateo blasts 2-run homer in extra innings in a wild victory. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds blow lead in 7-6 loss to El Paso Chihauhuas

 

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Nashville SoundsEl Paso, TX -For the third consecutive game, the Nashville Sounds failed to protect an early lead and eventually dropped the series opener to the El Paso Chihuahuas, 7-6, Wednesday night at Southwest University Park.

Nashville had a 4-0 lead before El Paso evened the game at 4-4 and eventually took a 6-4 lead. The Sounds scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 6-6 before El Paso walked off with a 7-6 win in the home half of the inning.

4-0 Lead Not Enough as Nashville Sounds Drops Game One of Road Trip. (Nashville Sounds)

4-0 Lead Not Enough as Nashville Sounds Drops Game One of Road Trip. (Nashville Sounds)

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Sounds Drop Series Finale In Memphis, 5-1

 

Koshansky Belts Team-Leading 13th Homer In Loss

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Memphis starting pitcher P.J. Walters used both his arm and his bat to propel the Redbirds to a 5-1 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park in the finale of a five-game series.

Walters (3-2) tossed a quality start, holding the Sounds to one run on seven hits with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings, and the right-hander delivered a go-ahead, three-run double from the batter’s box to lead Memphis to the win.

The defeat, which snapped a three-game win streak for the Sounds, was the last of 16 contests between the division rivals in 2010. Nashville (48-42), which took three of five from the Redbirds this weekend, won the season series by a 9-7 margin.

Sounds first baseman Joe Koshansky gave the visitors an early advantage when he led off the second inning with his team-leading 13th longball of the year, a solo shot to right-center off Walters.

Memphis rallied to take a 4-1 lead with a four-run outburst against a pair of Nashville hurlers in the bottom of the sixth. «Read the rest of this article»

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Redbirds Sweep Sounds In Doubleheader

 

Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds were swept in a doubleheader by the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds on Wednesday evening at AutoZone Park.

Memphis won the first contest by a 7-1 margin before handing the Sounds an 11-7 defeat in the nightcap.

In the opener, Memphis right-hander Chuckie Fick turned in a solid start in his Triple-A debut and the Redbirds connected for a pair of three-run homers against Nashville pitching to post a 7-1 victory over the Sounds.

Fick (1-0), called up from Double-A Springfield for the outing, held Nashville to one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings to notch his first win at the Triple-A level.

It was an opening contest filled with missed opportunities for the Sounds, who left seven runners stranded in scoring position over the seven innings. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sounds Homer Three Times, Beat Memphis 6-3

 

Memphis, TN – The Nashville Sounds topped the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds, 6-3, on Tuesday evening at AutoZone Park in Memphis in the opener of a four-game series.

Hitting three home runs for the fifth time this season and first time in more than a month, Nashville (39-32) temporaily ties Omaha for first place in the PCL Northern Division with the victory.

Sounds starter Chase Wright (6-3) beat the Redbirds for the second time in less than a week, scattering a season-high ten hits while allowing three runs and striking out two in six innings.

The Sounds jumped on the board in the second inning, scoring two runs off Memphis starter Evan MacLane. After Erick Almonte and Luis Cruz recorded consecutive singles to reach base, Norris Hopper brought home Almonte from second for the club’s first run. Catcher Martin Maldonado then followed with a sacrifice fly to center to score Cruz and make the score 2-0. «Read the rest of this article»

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