Wisdom Hits 30th Home Run; Redbirds a Season-Best 41 Games over .500

Wisdom Becomes First Redbird Since 2008 to Hit 30

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By Memphis Redbirds | August 30, 2017 11:47 PM

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Patrick Wisdom hit his 30th home run of the season, and Jordan Schafer was 3-for-4 in a 5-4 Memphis Redbirds win over the Iowa Cubs (Cubs) Wednesday night at AutoZone Park.

The division-champion Redbirds have won five-straight games and soar to 41 games over .500 at 89-48. The club is now tied with the 1927 Memphis Chickasaws for the 12th-most wins in 119 seasons of professional baseball in Memphis. The Redbirds are 43-17 in their last 60 games.

Wisdom's fifth-inning home run was his 30th of the year, and he is the seventh Redbird to reach the 30-homer plateau in a season and first since Josh Phelps in 2008. Schafer had three knocks, including a double, and a stolen base and RBI in his first start as a Redbird after coming off the Disabled List.

Dakota Hudson picked up his first-career Triple-A win with 5.2 innings of work, giving up three runs on four hits. Andrew Morales followed, and with Iowa within a run at 5-4 Mike Mayers pitched 2.0 perfect innings and Sean Gilmartin earned his first save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

All nine starters had at least one of Memphis' 13 hits in the game, and pinch-hitter Wilfredo Tovar had another.

The Redbirds finish the regular season with the regular-season home finale tomorrow night at 7:05 against Iowa and four games at Colorado Springs Friday-Monday, before the playoffs begin at AutoZone Park on Wednesday, Sept. 6, with game one presented by Coca-Cola, and Thursday, Sept. 7.

Playoff tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.memphisredbirds.com/playoffs, over the phone at (901) 721-6000, and at the AutoZone Park Box Office.

Next Games at AutoZone Park
The current homestand (Aug. 28-31) concludes with:

Thursday, Aug. 31 (7:05 p.m.): All-You-Can-Eat Thursday specialty ticket option with pasta and sides plus ballpark favorite hot dogs, Thirsty Thursday with select $2 beers, College Night with $5 Left Field TruGreen Bluff tickets with a college ID, Owner's Seat ticket deal with tickets for the all-inclusive area right next to the Redbirds' dugout costing $60 ($15 off)

For information on upcoming promotions, visit www.memphisredbirds.com/promotions. For more information on single-game tickets, visit www.memphisredbirds.com/tickets.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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