PAPILLION, Neb. — The New Orleans Zephyrs scored nine unanswered to defeat Omaha 9-5 in front of 6,604 fans at Werner Park on Saturday.
Kyle Jensen’s three-run-home run in the seventh pulled the Zephyrs into the lead. Jensen led the team with four RBIs.
Josh Rodriguez finished with four hits and fell a triple short of the cycle.
The Storm Chasers touched up starter Brian Flynn in the first inning for five runs. Omaha got back-to-back home runs from Justin Maxwell and Francisco Pena. Flynn settled in and did not allow another run, going five innings while allowing eight hits.
The Zephyrs scored a run in the first inning and added three runs in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 5-4.
The Zephyrs sent nine batters to the plate in the seventh inning and scored five runs to take the lead.
The five-run deficit is the biggest comeback of the season and largest since last June 1at Iowa. The Z’s have 20 come-from-behind wins this season.
Alex Sanabia (5-3) pitched the final four innings, allowing one run, to earn the win in his first relief appearance for the Zephyrs this season.
Jason Adam (0-1) took the loss for Omaha in his Triple-A debut. Former LSU standout Louis Coleman allowed a pair of home runs for Omaha.
The Zephyrs have won four straight and remain in second place — a half-game back of Nashville.
The Zephyrs go for a four-game sweep Sunday afternoon.