MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Redbirds (21-18) cranked four home runs in a 9-3 win over the Nashville Sounds (Rangers) Tuesday afternoon at AutoZone Park to take the series three games to one.
Rangel Ravelo, Tyler O'Neill, Drew Robinson, and John Nogowski all went deep for the Redbirds to account for eight of the team's nine runs. Tommy Edman had an RBI single in the seventh for the other tally on the day.
Jake Woodford went 7.0 strong shutout innings for the Redbirds, allowing just five hits, and he struck out six and walked two. He fanned two in the first, fourth, and seventh frames. He moves to 3-0 with the win, and his ERA now sits at 1.74.
The game was scoreless until Ravelo's fourth-inning home run, with the two-run shot extending his hitting streak to seven games. He has homered in three of the seven games.
O'Neill launched his sixth bomb of the year in the sixth inning in his 11th game played with the Redbirds. All six of his home runs for Memphis have come against Nashville. The Redbirds added three more in the seventh to take a 6-1 lead, with Robinson providing the big blow with a two-run shot to deep right field.
Nashville (13-25) scored its first run in the top of the eighth off Memphis reliever Jesus Cruz, but the Redbirds added three more in the home-half on Nogowski's fourth long ball of the campaign.
The Sounds plated two in the top of the ninth, but Chris Beck retired the final two hitters of the game to finish things up.
Although he was the only Redbird not to reach base in the game, Andrew Knizner caught a runner stealing in the top of the first inning.
After an off day tomorrow, the Redbirds hit the road for nine games in 10 days at San Antonio and Nashville. Memphis is back at AutoZone Park on Saturday, May 25.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Saturday, May 25 at 6:35 p.m.: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game; stainless steel powder-coated "YADI" tumbler specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/cardinals
Sunday, May 26 at 6:35 p.m.: special Memorial Day edition of postgame fireworks presented by Tennessee Lottery; Memorial Day Weekend Cookout specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/memorialday; Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air
Monday, May 27 at 1:05 p.m. (doubleheader): Memorial Day doubleheader (one ticket is good for both games); Memorial Day Cookout specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/memorialday
Wednesday, May 29 at 6:35: Woof Wednesday presented by Invisible Fence Brand of Memphis with dogs able to come to the stadium along with their parents
Thursday, May 30 at 7:05: Throwback Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products featuring the Redbirds suiting up as the Memphis Chicks and throwback concession pricing of $2 beers and $1 Polk's hot dogs
Friday, May 31 at 7:05: All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket option featuring a two-hour all-you-can-eat beef sliders buffet available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat
Saturday, June 1 at 6:35 p.m.: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game
Sunday, June 2 at 2:05 p.m.: Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air; kids run the bases after the game
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