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Nashville Sounds hold off Colorado Springs Sky Sox late rally for 7-5 win at Greer Stadium

 

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Nashville Returns to First Place With Victory

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Behind an early offensive outburst and a solid start from Michael Blazek, the Nashville Sounds (54-50) picked up a 7-5 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Greer Stadium on Tuesday night. The victory, coupled with a 1-0 New Orleans Zephyrs loss to the Iowa Cubs, moved the Sounds back into first place in the American Conference Southern Division.

Nashville took a 3-0 advantage off of Sky Sox starter Brian Burres in the top of the first thanks to a string of RBI singles by Jason Rogers, Matt Clark and Hector Gomez. The opening strike and win improves the Sounds’ record when scoring first at Greer Stadium to 26-2.

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Nashville Sounds lose to the Memphis Redbirds 5-1

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Shelby Miller struck out nine over six strong innings as the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds handed the Nashville Sounds a 5-1 defeat in the opener of a season-ending four-game series.

The 21–year-old Miller (11-10) scattered five hits and walked none for his eighth quality start and eleventh victory.

The loss to the Redbirds snapped a season-best five-game winning streak and six-game win streak at home. The top three hitters in the Memphis lineup went a combined 9-for-13 with four runs scored.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds beat Memphis Redbirds 7-2 for Third win in a Row

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – Wily Peralta struck out a career high 11 batters as the Nashville Sounds handed the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds a 7-3 defeat on Thursday night at Greer Stadium.

The win gave Nashville its third victory of the series and ninth win in the 16-game season series to earn the Tennessee Lottery I-40 Cup Series.

With a 48-57 record, the Sounds are less than 10 games under .500 for the first time since May 27th when they were 20-29.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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New Orleans Zephyrs five run rally in the eight sinks Nashville Sounds

 

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Nashville SoundsMetarie, LA – A late five-run rally by the New Orleans Zephyrs gave the visiting Nashville Sounds a 7-4 defeat on Monday evening at Zephyr Field in the finale of a four-game set.

With the Sounds leading 4-2 in the eighth with two outs, the Zephyrs batted around against three Sounds pitchers, highlighted by a Nick Green two-run single and Kevin Mattison two-run double against pitcher Tim Dillard (0-1).

With the loss, Nashville (45-57) split the series with New Orleans and lost the season series between the clubs by a 9-7 margin.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds win one and lose one against the New Orleans Zephyrs in Doubleheader Action Saturday

 

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Nashville SoundsMetarie, LA – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader with the New Orleans Zephyrs on Saturday evening at Zephyr Field. The Sounds dropped the opener, 4-2, and scored two late runs in the twinbill finale for a 3-1 victory. The doubleheader made up last night’s rainout.

In the nightcap, the Sounds scored two runs in the top of the 7th inning to hand the New Orleans a 3-1 defeat in the second-game of a doubleheader.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop game in extra innings to Round Rock Express, 5-4

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Round Rock Express hit three consecutive two-out singles in the 11th inning to hand the Nashville Sounds a 5-4 defeat on Tuesday night at Greer Stadium in the second game of a four-game series.

The Express scored two runs in the ninth to force the game to extras and later won the game thanks to three straight hits from Joey Butler, Tommy Mendonca, and Luis Hernandez off Amaury Rivas (4-6).

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Nashville Sounds split games with Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium to wrap up a rain-shortened series. The Sounds won the exciting opener, 2-1, and dropped a heart-breaking twinbill finale, 8-5.

Albuquerque took two of three from the Sounds in the rain-shortened series. Nashville split a doubleheader for the fifth time in 2012 and moved to 5-7 overall in doubleheader action.

In the opener, Logan Schafer belted a pair of homers, including a walkoff blast in the seventh inning, to power the Sounds to a 2-1 victory.

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Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds lead by Caleb Gindl and Wily Peralta get 5-2 Victory over Memphis Redbirds

 

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Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Outfielder Caleb Gindl homered and drove in three runs as the Nashville Sounds topped the cross-state rival Memphis Redbirds, 5-2, on Saturday night at AutoZone Park. Nashville (39-51) has won three of the first four games of the series.

Nashville starter Wily Peralta (5-8) allowed one unearned run on six hits while fanning six in 5 2/3 innings for the win. While also scoring and driving in a run while reaching base in both of his at-bats, the 23-year old exited early as a precaution after being struck in the leg with a comebacker. Peralta now has four victories in his last five starts (4-0, 1.82 ERA, 5er/24.2ip) from the hill.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds shutout Memphis Redbirds, 2-0

 

Claudio Vargas Solid, Edwin Maysonet, Caleb Gindl Homer To Provide Nashville Sounds Runs

Nashville SoundsMemphis, TN – Claudio Vargas combined with three relievers on a six-hit shutout and Edwin Maysonet and Caleb Gindl homered to lead the Sounds to a 2-0 victory over Memphis on Friday evening at AutoZone Park.

The win was Nashville’s PCL-leading ninth shutout of the year, two better than any other club (New Orleans ranks second with seven). The Sounds (38-51) have won seven of their last 10 contests.

Vargas (3-1) twirled six scoreless innings, scattering five hits and striking out three batters, to earn the victory. It marked the right-hander’s second quality start among his 10 Nashville outings.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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Nashville Sounds drop close one to Iowa Cubs 3-2

 

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Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds snapped a four-game winning streak by falling to the division-rival Iowa Cubs, 3-2, in the finale of a four-game set at Greer Stadium.

It was a pretty good crowd for a Tuesday, as 7,881 fans took in the loss then watched the Sounds’ Independence Day fireworks spectacular following the on-field action.

With the loss, the Sounds (36-40) took three of four from the Cubs in the series. Nashville was held to five hits on the evening and went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

Nashville Sounds. (Mike Strasinger / Nashville Sounds)

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