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Nashville Sounds net 3-1 win over Sacramento River Cats

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds continued their winning ways Saturday night as they upended the Sacramento River Cats 3-1 in front of 10,811 fans at First Tennessee Park. The Sounds have now won six games in a row to set a new season-long winning streak.

Chris Bassitt put in a sterling effort on the mound for the Sounds as the right-hander matched a career-high by spinning eight innings of one-run baseball. He yielded just three hits and fanned six in his eight innings of work.

Chris Bassitt Shines on the Mound for Nashville Sounds in Victory over Sacramento River Cats at First Tennessee Park Saturday night. (Nashville Sounds)

Chris Bassitt Shines on the Mound for Nashville Sounds in Victory over Sacramento River Cats at First Tennessee Park Saturday night. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds roar back to take 11-8 Win from Salt Lake Bees

 

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Nashville SoundsSalt Lake City, UT -The Nashville Sounds scored three runs in the ninth and four runs in the 11th to cap a dramatic come-from-behind 11-8 win over the Salt Lake Bees Monday night at Smith’s Ballpark.

The four-hour, 28-minute marathon featured 13 pitchers, 31 hits, 15 walks and saw the two teams combine to go 17-for-50 with runners in scoring position.

Nashville trailed 5-0 early as Salt Lake chased starter Daniel Mengden in the bottom of the first inning after four runs and 41 pitches. Six Nashville relievers combined to limit the Bees to four runs over the next 10-plus innings to keep the Sounds alive.

Three-Run Ninth and Four-Run 11th Guide Nashville Sounds in Road Trip Finale against Salt Lake Bees. (Nashville Sounds)

Three-Run Ninth and Four-Run 11th Guide Nashville Sounds in Road Trip Finale against Salt Lake Bees. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds swat Salt Lake Bees, 9-5

 

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Nashville SoundsSalt Lake City, UT – The Nashville Sounds came from behind to topple the Salt Lake Bees 9-5 Sunday night at Smith’s Ballpark. The win snapped a season-long four-game losing streak for the Sounds.

Trailing 5-3 in the seventh, the Sounds used an unconventional play to take the lead. With two outs in the inning Brett Vertigan gave the Sounds the spark they needed. His double chased Salt Lake starter Dylan Unsworth from the game.

Unsworth’s replacement, Ryan Clark entered and promptly plunked Melvin Mercedes. Ramón Laureano then drew a walk to load the bases.

Four-Run Play Propels Nashville Sounds to Victory over Salt Lake Bees. (Nashville Sounds)

Four-Run Play Propels Nashville Sounds to Victory over Salt Lake Bees. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds slip 5-4 to Oklahoma City Dodgers in extra innings at First Tennessee Park

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Close games have been the calling cards when the Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers get together and Friday night was no different as the Oklahoma City Dodgers edged the Nashville Sounds 5-4 in 10 innings. 9,868 fans watched the drama unfold at First Tennessee Park. The last eight games between the Sounds and Dodgers have been decided by one run.

After the Dodgers posted three runs in the eighth inning, the Sounds used a three-run rally of their own in the ninth inning to push the game to extras.

Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers Play Eighth Straight One-Run Game. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds and Oklahoma City Dodgers Play Eighth Straight One-Run Game. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop Omaha Storm Chasers, 4-2

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds used a four-run sixth inning to top the Omaha Storm Chasers, 4-2, in front of 9,639 fans at First Tennessee Park Thursday night.

Trailing 2-0 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Nashville sent nine hitters to the plate in the comeback. The one-out rally started when Beau Taylor walked, and Anthony Garcia doubled down the left field line.

Bruce Maxwell’s second hit of the game made it a 2-1 game and Sheldon Neuse delivered another run-scoring single to draw the Sounds even at 2-2. BJ Boyd followed with a base hit, the fifth straight Sound to reach safely.

Nashville Sounds' Daniel Mengden Deals Seven Strong Frames and Melvin Mercedes Delivers Go-Ahead Hit. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds’ Daniel Mengden Deals Seven Strong Frames and Melvin Mercedes Delivers Go-Ahead Hit. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds defeat Omaha Storm Chasers in extra innings, 5-4

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Melvin Mercedes provided the offensive heroics for the Nashville Sounds while Ben Bracewell was superb on the mound as they came from behind to defeat the Omaha Storm Chasers 5-4 in 11 innings.

Trailing 4-3 in the 11th inning, Sheldon Neuse squeaked a single past an outstretched Ryan O’Hearn at first base to knot the game at four runs apiece. After a sacrifice bunt from the birthday boy, BJ Boyd moved Neuse to second base, Mercedes came through in a major way. He found the hole on the left side of the infield to drive in Neuse from second and clinch the series-opening win.

Ben Bracewell and Melvin Mercedes Lead Nashville Sounds to Series-Opening Win. (Nashville Sounds)

Ben Bracewell and Melvin Mercedes Lead Nashville Sounds to Series-Opening Win. (Nashville Sounds)

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Iowa Cubs blank Nashville Sounds, 2-0

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA – A strong start by James Naile wasn’t enough for the Nashville Sounds in a 2-0 loss to the Iowa Cubs Sunday afternoon at Principal Park. 

Naile tossed seven innings and limited the Cubs to two runs on just four hits. It was Naile’s eighth quality start of the season, and his first outing since his 2018 Triple-A All-Star Game appearance on Wednesday.

Nashville’s offense never materialized and went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position. They left the bases loaded in the fourth, and runners on in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth innings.

Nashville Sounds pitcher James Naile Tosses Seven Innings in Quality Start. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds pitcher James Naile Tosses Seven Innings in Quality Start. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds fall to Iowa Cubs, 5-3

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA -The Nashville Sounds couldn’t hold an early lead Friday night and ultimately lost 5-3 to the Iowa Cubs in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Principal Park. The Sounds had won the first game of the day-night twinbill 8-3 to move their win streak to five. That matched a season-high, and it’s the second time this season their five-game win streak has been snapped by Iowa.

Franklin Barreto got the Sounds rolling in the first inning with a long two-run homer to left off Eddie Butler. It was Barreto’s 10th home run of the year in 50 games for the Sounds.

Nashville Sounds loses early lead, snaps five-game win streak. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds loses early lead, snaps five-game win streak. (Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds defeat Iowa Cubs 8-3 for Fifth Straight Win

 

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Nashville SoundsDes Moines, IA -The Nashville Sounds pushed their winning streak to five games with an 8-3 win over the Iowa Cubs in game one of a doubleheader Friday afternoon at Principal Park.

Ramon Laureano led the charge offensively with a 3-for-5 day at the plate as the Sounds collected six extra-base hits. Laureano sparked a rally immediately when he lined a base hit down the right field line to start the game. The base knock extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

Franklin Barreto walked to put a pair of runners on base for Anthony Garcia who hit a deep drive into right field.

Nashville Sounds Matches Longest Winning Streak of 2018. (Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds Matches Longest Winning Streak of 2018. (Nashville Sounds)

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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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