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Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds held off a furious rally by the Iowa Cubs to open the unofficial second half of the season with an 8-7 win at Principal Park.
After racing out to a 5-0 lead and holding an 8-2 advantage in the top of the eighth, the Sounds allowed five doubles in the final two innings as the Cubs scored five runs to make it close.
Bruce Maxwell started the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the second inning. Nashville added four runs in the third as Franklin Barreto, Anthony Garcia, Sheldon Neuse and Jorge Mateo had hits.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds dropped game two of their five-game series with the Iowa Cubs 7-1 Thursday night after a six-run sixth inning from Iowa.
Nashville starter James Naile brought his A-game through 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit and fanning six batters. The wheels fell off after that as the next six I-Cubs hitters collected a hit off Naile before he was pulled.
He yielded three singles and three doubles. Ryan Dull then entered the game for Nashville and allowed his inherited runner to score on an RBI-double from Bijan Rademacher.
Jake Sanchez Earns First Triple-A Win, Barry Zito Returns
Papillion, NB – A 95-minute rain delay could not cool off the Nashville Sounds red-hot bats as they cruised to a 8-3 victory over Omaha at Werner Park on Sunday night.
The top of the Sounds order carried the load in this one as Craig Gentry, Joey Wendle and Brent Morel went a combined 6-for-12 on the night with five RBIs and five runs. Gentry began the game with a single to extend his road on-base streak to 31 games and then scored on a triple by Wendle.
Ryan Roberts Hits Seventh Home Run Of Season Off Omaha
Papillion, NB – The Sounds used home runs from Ryan Roberts and Brent Morel to power past the Storm Chasers on Saturday afternoon at Werner Park with a 10-5 win.
The first three innings of the contest breezed by in Nebraska before Roberts rained power from above. The left fielder took the 0-1 pitch from J.C. Sulbaran and booted it over the wall in left. Joey Wendle and Morel both scored on the three-run shot, marking the seventh home run Roberts has hit off Omaha this season.
Des Moines, IA – After rallying to tie both contests of Friday’s doubleheader at Principal Park, the Nashville Sounds could not keep pace with the Iowa Cubs, who delivered seven home runs on the night to defeat Nashville 5-4 and 8-6.
In game one, the Sounds cracked two home runs, but lost the seven-inning affair, 5-4.
After Sounds outfielder Khris Davis knotted the game in the fifth with his seventh home run of the year, the Cubs pulled back out to a one-run lead with their third homer of the game. Infielder Brad Nelson knocked a deep shot to right field off of reliever Jesus Sanchez (3-1).
Des Moines, Iowa – Three Iowa Cubs hurlers combined on a four-hit, 7-0 shutout of the Nashville Sounds on Tuesday evening at Principal Park in the opener of a six-game series.
The shutout was the fifth suffered this season by the Sounds (24-46), who left eight runners on base in the contest. Iowa has won nine of its last 12 contests, while Nashville has dropped four of its last five.
Des Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds walked a season-high eight batters in an 8-1 loss to the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Thursday night at Principal Park in the opener of a four-game series.
The defeat extended Nashville’s losing streak to 10 games, which is its longest since the Sounds joined the Pacific Coast League in 1998. Nashville’s 4-17 record is the worst among the 30 Triple-A clubs in 2012 and is the worst in club history through 21 games of action.
Des Moines, IA – Erick Almonte’s two-run blast in the top of the eighth inning gave the Nashville Sounds an 8-7 victory and four-game series sweep of the division rival Iowa Cubs on Thursday night at Principal Park.
Taylor Green reached base earlier in the frame on a fielding error, followed by Almonte hitting his fifth home run to left field off Iowa reliever John Gaub (3-2).
The sweep was Nashville’s (47-52) second of the season after taking four straight from New Orleans from June 25th-28th at Greer Stadium. Winners of a season-best six consecutive contests, the Sounds have played in a PCL-high 44 one-run games this season, going 20-24 in those contests.
Nashville Continues Recent Hot Play But Loses Butler To Injury
Des Moines, Iowa – The Nashville Sounds recorded their third straight win over the division-rival Iowa Cubs, triumphing 10-2 on Wednesday evening at Principal Park.
The victory was the season-best fifth consecutive road win for Nashville (46-52), which has won seven of its last 10 contests overall.
Every Sounds position player contributed to the club’s 16-hit effort except Wil Nieves (0-for-4), paced by three-hit, two-RBI efforts from Jordan Brown and Caleb Gindl. Mat Gamel also logged three knocks on the night.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds lost 7-2 to the division-rival Iowa Cubs on Tuesday night at Greer Stadium in the series opener of a four-game set.
With the loss, Nashville moves to 21-30 and is only 1-7 in the PCL American Northern Division this season.
Sounds catcher George Kottaras went 0-for-1 with three walks to snap a season-best nine-game hitting streak. Jeremy Reed went 2-for-4 with a walk.
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