Thursday: Zephyrs 4, Redbirds 1 _lowres


Zephyrs 9, Sky Sox 8

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Mark Canha had two hits and three RBIs as the New Orleans Zephyrs beat the Sky Sox 9-8 Sunday at Security Service Field.

Zack Cox had his first three-hit game of the season, including a solo home run in the first inning to give the Zephyrs a 1-0 lead. Josh Rodriguez hit his team-leading ninth homer in the second inning to give the Zephyrs a 4-1 lead.

The Zephyrs sent 10 batters to the plate in the fifth inning, scoring four runs.

Monday’s game

Zephyrs at Sky Sox

WHAT: Zephyrs at Sky Sox

WHEN: 8:05 p.m.

WHERE: Security Service Field, Colorado Springs Colorado

PROBABLE STARTERS: Zephyrs right-hander Elih Villanueva (5-2, 2.48 ERA) against Sky Sox left-hander Yohan Flande (1-7, 5.32)


Extra bases

The Zephyrs (29-28) have won nine of their past eleven games and are above .500 for the first time since (1-0) on April 4.

Top Marlins prospect Andrew Heaney (2-0) pitched six innings allowed 11 hits, six runs (five earned), walked one and had five strikeouts.

Chaz Roe allowed no runs on two hits in 2.2 innings to earn his fifth save in five opportunities. He has not allowed a run in his past nine innings, spanning six outings.

Colorado Springs’ Ben Paulsen, who hit two homers Saturday night in a 10-3 loss to the Zephyrs, hit a two-run homer in the second inning Sunday.

Tyler Matzek (5-3), who had defeated the Zephyrs twice thise season, allowed nine runs on nine hits and four walks.

The Zephyrs have won five of six on the road trip. New Orleans has scored 55 runs and is batting .335 (80 hits) in those six games.

Jake Marisnick extended his hitting streak to fourteen games, matching the longest streak for the Zephyrs this season. Justin Bour opened the season with a 14-game streak.