Zephyrs 9, Sounds 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kyle Skipworth hit a third-inning grand-slam Tuesday afternoon to lift the New Orleans Zephyrs to their sixth consecutive win.
The win streak is the longest for the Zephyrs since Aug. 1, 2012, when the team won seven straight.
THE ZEPHYRS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF SOUNDS STARTER AREL PENA’S INABILITY TO THROW STRIKES.
The Zephyrs walked a season-high 11 times. In the third inning, Pena walked the bases loaded, and Skipworth homered to center field.
JAY ROGERS ALLOWED ONE RUN ON FIVE HITS IN SIX INNINGS, HIS LONGEST OUTING OF THE SEASON, AND EARNED HIS FIRST WIN.
The Zephyrs improved to a league-best 10-1 when scoring first. ... The 11 walks issued to the Zephyrs is one shy of the franchise record set in 2001 in Oklahoma City.
The Zephyrs continue a four game series at Nashville with a doubleheader stating at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Greer Stadium.
The Zephyrs will start left-hander Bryan Flynn (2-1, 4.13 ERA) against Nashville right-hander Mike Fiers (4-0, 1.81) in the first game.
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