Memphis — Carlos Corporan drilled a three-run home run and finished with two hits and four runs batted in to lead the New Orleans Zephyrs to a 5-1 victory over the Memphis Redbirds. The Zephyrs split the four game trip in Memphis.
The Redbirds scored a third-inning run off of starter Jarred Cosart to take a 1-0 lead. The Zephyrs answered with a pair of third-inning runs. The Z’s took advantage of three Memphis errors in the inning.
Jo Jo Reyes pitched 2.2 innings of scorless relief for the win. He entered the game in the fourth inning in an emergency spot as Cosart left with an apparent injury.
The Z’s bullpen worked the final 5.1 innings without allowing a run.
The Zephyrs improve to 23-30 and Memphis falls to 22-30.
Matt Juengel has raised his batting average from .156 to .289 over the past 24 games. He has reached base safely in 23 of the 25 contests since May 6.
The Zephyrs return home Saturday to face the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The Z’s will start RHP Paul Clemens (4-4, 4.89) against RHP Taylor Jungmann (1-2, 10.41) The game will be broadcast on WODT Fox Sports 1280 AM and streamed at iHeart Radio App.