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Sounds lose 2-1 in bottom of ninth to Redbirds

April 24, 2009
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AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds

The Nashville Sounds (9-7) lost tonight in the bottom of the 9th to the Memphis Redbirds (9-6) in a tight one at AutoZone Park before a crowd of 8,019 fans. Nashville led 1-0 after six innings. They were 8-0 when leading after six innings.

Nashville starting pitcher Lindsay Gulin (1-0) pitched five innings of no-hit ball, yielding four walks and striking out two. In the bottom of the 7th Milwaukee Brewer’s reliever-ace Trevor Hoffman (pitching in rehab) surrendered the tying run to the Redbirds on a sacrifice fly. Hoffman gave up two hits and struck out a batter.

The score was tied one-even as they entered into the 9th inning. The Sounds did not threaten in their half but the Redbirds squeaked out the victory in the bottom half of the 9th. Stavinoha got a broken bat single to left to open. After an out and a walk, Joe Mather came to the plate. He hit a chopper-ground ball down the middle of the diamond and Iribarren and Escobar both thought the other player was going to make the play. The ball dribbled into center field and Stavinoha scored from third.

Jess Todd for Memphis, who pitched the 9th inning, got his first win. Wes Littleton, who came into the 9th for Nashville took his second loss of the season.

The Sounds finish their first road series 6-2.  They return to Greer Stadium Saturday night to battle the Iowa Cubs.

April 24, 2009 7:05 PM CT
Game Over 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Memphis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 2
W: Jess Todd (0-0); L: Wes Littleton (0-1)
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