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Nashville Sounds nab 6-3 win at Iowa Cubs

 

Nashville Sounds Turn Season-High Four Double Plays

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Behind Brad Mills’ first victory of the season, the Sounds held on to beat the Iowa Cubs, 6-3, at Principal Park on Tuesday night.

Nate Freiman made productive outs to score the Sounds first two runs of the game. After a Kent Matthes double, he grounded out to plate shortstop Andy Parrino and then in the third inning he hit a sacrifice fly to score Craig Gentry. Gentry had stolen both second and third base to get in to scoring position.

The Sounds added another run in the sixth when Ryan Roberts drove in Jason Pridie with an RBI-double. The Cubs followed, cutting the lead to 3-2 via a Javy Baez solo homer.

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Nashville Sounds lose at Greer Stadium 5-2 to Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville’s Mike Fiers Earns 8th Quality Start in Loss

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (31-27) had their four-game winning streak come to an end Sunday afternoon at Greer Stadium, as the visiting Iowa Cubs worked a pair of two-run homers for the 5-2 road victory.

The I-Cubs first touched Sounds starter Mike Fiers (6-3) for a home run in the second inning. Christian Villanueva’s blast to left field scored Chris Valaika, who singled to lead off the inning for the initial 2-0 advantage.

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Nashville Sounds blow early lead in 12-11 loss to Iowa Cubs

 

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Herrera Goes 4-for-5 With Four RBIs For Nashville In Losing Effort

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – The Nashville Sounds squandered an early eight-run lead en route to suffering a heartbreaking 12-11 loss to the Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Principal Park.

Nashville (20-17) — which has led in eight of its 12 road losses this season — held leads of 8-0 and 11-4 in the game but did most of its damage early, scoring just once in the final six innings against the Iowa bullpen as the I-Cubs mounted their rally. Iowa scored five runs in the sixth and three in the eighth to complete its improbable comeback.

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Nashville Sounds get 10-1 win at Iowa Cubs

 

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Nashville Batters Record Season Best 10 Runs and 18 Hits

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – Sounds starting pitcher Mike Fiers (6-1) racked up a career-best 13 strikeouts through 6 2/3 scoreless innings Saturday night at Principal Park in the Nashville Sounds series opening 10-1 win against the Iowa Cubs.

Fiers earned his sixth win of the season, scattering five Iowa hits en route to his sixth quality start. The 28-year-old fired 117 pitches on the night and increased his league-leading strikeout total to 64 on the year.

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Nashville Sounds win streak ends with 12-3 loss to Iowa Cubs

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds were unable to complete a four-game sweep of the Iowa Cubs in Monday afternoon’s finale, losing to the visiting I-Cubs by a 12-3 final.

Trailing all game, the Sounds battled back to within two runs of Iowa in the eighth inning, but a seven-run outpouring from Cubs’ hitters in the ninth sealed Nashville’s fate.

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 12-3.

Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs 12-3.

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Nashville Sounds lose series finale to Iowa Cubs 5-1

 

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Nashville Concludes Road Trip With 3-5 Record

Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – Despite a quality start Thursday afternoon from Sounds starter Jimmy Nelson (1-1), the Nashville Sounds were on the losing side of 5-1 game against the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park.

After cruising through five scoreless innings and finding a big double-play in the fourth, Nelson ran into trouble in the sixth inning.

Shortstop Javier Baez provided the big hit for Iowa: a two-run home run over the 18-foot wall in right field. The homer scored Matt Szczur, who reached on an infield single to lead off the frame.

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Nashville Sounds hold off late rally to beat New Orleans Zephyrs 8-5

 

Nashville Starter Johnny Hellweg Logs Six Shutout Innings For Eighth Victory

Nashville SoundsMetairie, LA – The Nashville Sounds topped the New Orleans Zephyrs Saturday night at Zephyr Field by a 8-5 margin, guided by Johnny Hellweg’s impressive return start and offensive fireworks from Robinzon Diaz.

Hellweg (8-4) made his first start for Nashville since June 22 a good one, logging six innings of shutout baseball for his eighth quality start of the season. The 6-foot-9 hurler limited the Z’s to two hits on a team season-high 108 pitches, walking four and striking out six.

Nashville Sounds right-hander Johnny Hellweg hurls five scoreless frames in Triple-A Debut. (Mike Strasinger - sportsnashville.net)

Nashville Sounds right-hander Johnny Hellweg hurls five scoreless frames in Triple-A Debut. (Mike Strasinger – sportsnashville.net)

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