Rogers plates nine runs in Sounds' sweep

Third baseman homers three times during pair of wins over Express

Jason Rogers is batting .301/.360/.534 in 38 games since his promotion to Triple-A Nashville. (Jamie Harms/MiLB.com)

By Tyler Maun / MiLB.com | August 11, 2014 1:28 AM ET

Just three innings into a long Sunday, Jason Rogers had a good day under his belt already. But there was a lot more to come.

The Brewers infield prospect homered three times and drove in nine runs between two games as Triple-A Nashville swept a doubleheader from Round Rock with wins of 13-4 and 4-2 at Greer Stadium.

 "It was a long day today, but we played good, got the 'W's," Rogers said. "It feels good. I got good pitches to hit and put good swings on them."

With three runs already home in the second inning, the third baseman connected on a two-run single to extend Nashville's lead. He followed Jeremy Hermida's RBI double with a three-run homer in the fourth.

Two innings later, the 26-year-old belted a one-out solo home run.

In the nightcap, Rogers sparked the Sounds again, breaking a tie with a three-run homer in the bottom of the third.

"I felt real good," he said. "[Round Rock starter Justin Germano], we'd faced him before. I knew what he had and how they were going to pitch me, so I was trying to have a good approach and put some good swings on the ball."

Over his last 10 games, Rogers is batting .387 (12-for-31) with four homers and 11 RBIs.

"When I first got called up, they were pitching me a lot different than Double-A," he said. "I had to make that quick adjustment. I got in a groove, and I'm taking it game by game, at-bat by at-bat.

"In Double-A, they pitch off their fastball. Here in Triple-A, you've got veterans. You've got guys who have been in the big leagues. You see a lot more breaking balls. They want you to swing at their pitches, so I had to make that adjustment to get my pitch."

The victory put the Sounds at 66-56 on the season and atop the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division.

"We're playing good baseball right now," Rogers said. "We're in first place. We've got two, two-and-a-half more weeks to go, and these games are important. We're doing a good job.

"I want to get to the playoffs. The Huntsville team, the Double-A team I was with, they're going to the playoffs. This team, we were just two games behind when I first got called up. My goal is to do my part to help this team get to the playoffs."

Nashville got a quality start from Taylor Jungmann in the opener. Jungmann (6-5) struck out nine over six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while walking two. In the finale, Ariel Pena (9-7) gave up a run on five hits while striking out eight and walking two in 5 2/3 innings.

Rob Wooten closed out the Sounds nightcap, giving up a run in the seventh but picking up his 10th save.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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