MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Zephyrs scored a pair of runs in the ninth to rally for a 5-4 win over Memphis on Friday.
The ninth inning started with a Kyle Jensen single before Memphis closer Eric Fornataro retired the next two hitters.
Pinch-hitter Kyle Skipworth drilled a pinch-hit single to right field to tie the game at four, stole second base and advanced to third on a Justin Bour single.
Bour’shit was to third base and forced Scott Moore to dive for the ball. He decided to throw across the diamond to try to get Bour, but the ball zipped past first base, and Skipworth scored the go-ahead run.
Chaz Roe worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his 11th save. Arquemedes Caminero (3-1) earned the win
The Z’s also got an unearned run earlier in the game on an identical play. A single by Jensen hit to Moore resulted in a throwing error in the first inning, allowing the Zephyrs to score their second run.
The Zephyrs’ Rob Brantly hit a home run in the fourth inning to tie the game at 3.
The Z’s trail first-place Nashville by 4 games and have 24 games to play. The trip continues in Memphis on Saturday night.