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Nashville barely holds on for victory over Redbirds

July 20, 2009

It started out looking like it was going to be a slugfest as both teams each scored four runs in the first inning.  Nashville (53-42) would take a 7-4 leading after seven and then almost lose the game, even though they are 45-3 when leading after seven innings.

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Game summary:

Nashville quickly took the 4-0 lead in the first.  Iribarren and Koshansky each hit RBI singles and then Adam Heether stepped to the plate to smack [LISTEN] his 11th homer of the season to make it 4-0. But starter Chase Wright for Nashville was also pounded by the Redbirds in the first, who also plated four runs. A solo shot and a three-run homer (2) later by Brian Barden tied the score 4-4 after just one inning.

Alcides Escobar made it 5-4 with an RBI single in the fourth. Two more runners were plated by the Sounds in the 7th on two sacrifice flies; one by Koshansky and the other by Salome7-4 Nashville.

The Redbirds through everything they could against Nashville in the 8th: three pinch hitters and a pinch runner.  They plated one runner to make it 7-5.

Down by two runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Sounds brought in closer Ryan Houston. Houston struggled, retiring just one of four batters.  Two walked and another hit an RBI single to make it 7-6. Matt Ginter replaced Houston to finish the game by getting the final two outs.

Sounds game-MVP: none.

July 20, 2009 7:05 PM CT
Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Nashville 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 7 12 0
Memphis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 10 1
W: Chase Wright (6-5); L: Clayton Mortensen (7-6); SV: Matt Ginter (1)
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