Nashville, Tenn — Matt Carson hit a home run and drove home three as the Nashville Sounds defeated the New Orleans Zephyrs 6-2 on Sunday.

The Sounds evened the series at one-game each after the two teams battled for 18 innings Saturday night in a 7-5 Z’s win.

Nashville’s Kendall Graveman scattered five hits over seven innings and allowed a pair of unearned runs for the win. New Orleans starter Justin Nicolino allowed four runs in 6.2 innings and took the loss.

Game notes

Cole Gillespie was hitless in four at bats snapping his 13-game hitting streak. The Zephyrs outfielder had eight multi-hit games over the streak and raised his average from .262 to .336. Vinny Rottino had a base-hit and has reached safely in 16 consecutive road contests.

18-inning affair

Miguel Rojas tripled to score a pair of runs and the Zephyrs defeated the Sounds in 18 innings.

The 18-inning game is the longest of the season and longest in a decade for the Zephyrs. The time of game was five hours and 26 minutes.

Scott Sizemore provided a season-high five hits for the Zephyrs and scored the go ahead run in the 18th.

James Nygren pitched the final two innings and earned the win. A position player Niuman Romero took the loss for the Sounds.