MONTGOMERY, Ala.- The Biscuits (34-28) lost to the Chattanooga Lookouts (35-27) for the seventh time in eight games, 6-3, to fall to third place Saturday night at Riverwalk Stadium.
Greg Harris (3-5) had a rough outing in his 12th start this season, allowing four runs on five hits while walking three and striking out four in a loss. It was the third time this year Harris has pitched three or less innings in a game.
Chattanooga took an early lead in the first thanks to Edgar Corcino who scored on a Harris wild pitch to make it 1-0, and the score would remain that way until the top of the second, when TJ White smacked an RBI-double to make it 2-0. The Lookouts added a couple more runs in the fourth, when Ryan Strausborger launched a two-run blast over the left field wall to put Chattanooga up, 4-0, and it would remain that way until the bottom of the fourth.
Stephen Gonsalves (2-2) retired five of the eight Biscuits he faced in the second and third innings, but in the fourth, he would give up a single to Justin Williams to put a runner on first, and then got Granden Goetzman to fly out and Justin O'Conner to strikeout making it two outs with a runner on. That's when Michael Russell climbed in and blasted a double into left advancing Williams to third, and then Riley Unroe hit a two-run double off the top of the ribbon board in left to make it 4-2 after four.
Grant Kay would add another run for the Biscuits in the fifth, when he blasted his fifth homer of the season over the left field wall to make it a 4-3 game. The score would remain deadlocked at 4-3, until the ninth, when White put the game away for good with a two-run base hit to center.
Relievers Nick Anderson and John Curtiss had solid performances as they combined to retire 11 of the 13 Biscuits hitters they faced, while surrendering no runs on one hit and striking out five. Curtiss tallied his 12th save and has now pitched 22 innings without allowing an earned run, while Anderson earned his first hold of the year.
Montgomery is now four and eight against Chattanooga in 12 games this season. The Biscuits are 1.5 games behind the Tennessee Smokies for first place in the North Division, and will look to close the gap, when right-hander Mike Franco (5-0) takes the hill against righty Randy Leblanc (2-2) on Sunday night at Riverwalk at 5:35 PM.
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