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Sounds Sweep Zephyrs With 3-2 Win

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds swept the New Orleans Zephyrs with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday evening at Greer Stadium in the finale of a four-game set. The win was Nashville’s fifth straight, which matches the club’s longest of the season from June 2nd-6th.

The sweep was Nashville’s first of the season and last since the Sounds swept New Orleans from April 24th-27th, 2010 at Zephyr Field.

The victory gave the Sounds a 12-4 season series win over the Zephyrs, which is also the best mark against an opponent since Nashville went 12-4 against the Round Rock Express (AAA-Astros) in 2007.

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Sounds Defeat Zephyrs Again, 8-2

 

De La Cruz Works Team-Leading 9th Quality Start To Pace Nashville

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds earned their fourth straight win on Monday evening, defeating New Orleans by an 8-2 margin at Greer Stadium.

It marked the Sounds’ third win in three games against the Zephyrs this series. Nashville (36-42) has won 11 of its 15 meetings with New Orleans in 2011.

Right-hander Frankie De La Cruz (3-4) picked up the win as he turned in his team-leading ninth quality start of the year for the Sounds. He held the Z’s to two runs (one earned) while scattering seven hits over six innings. It was his third straight winning decision after opening the year with four consecutive losses.

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Sounds End Winning Streak With 5-4 Loss In New Orleans

 

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds lost, 5-4, to the New Orleans Zephyrs on Tuesday afternoon at Zephyr Field in the finale of a four-game set. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for Nashville, who took the first three games of the four-game series.

The one-run loss for Nashville (26-32) was the club’s PCL-leading 16th of the season, which has accounted for half of the club’s total defeats.

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Sounds Destroy Zephyrs, 19-1

 

Almonte Ties Club Record With 7 RBIs
Kottaras Homers Twice, De La Cruz Earns First Win Of Year

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – First baseman Erick Almonte went 5-for-6 with a franchise-record-tying seven RBIs to lead the Nashville Sounds to a 19-1 blowout of the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday evening at Zephyr Field.

The win – which extended Nashville’s longest winning streak of the season to five games – featured the Sounds’ largest margin of victory in the Pacific Coast League era, which dates back to 1998. The 18-run defeat was the worst in Zephyrs team history.

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Sounds Score Two in Ninth for Come-From-Behind 7-6 Win

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to top the Round Rock Express, 7-6, on Sunday night at historic Greer Stadium in the second game of a four-game set.

Second baseman Eric Farris hit a leadoff single to begin the inning and advanced to third as Mat Gamel followed with a base hit down the right field line. Erick Almonte added his first game-tying RBI of the season in the next at-bat as the professional hitter brought home Farris with an infield groundout to knot the game at six apiece. Brendon Katin’s third hit of the night moved Almonte to second base, while Norris Hopper plated Almonte with an RBI single to center for the game-winning run.

The victory was Nashville’s (57-51) 15th last at-bat win and eight come-from-behind victory trailing in the seventh inning or later this season. Hopper has accounted for three of Nashville’s game-winning hits.

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