Sheets Plays Hero as Barons Top Smokies
KODAK, Tenn. - Gavin Sheets delivered a go-ahead three-run homer and reached base four times as the Birmingham Barons (33-28, 60-70) topped the Tennessee Smokies (21-43, 54-79) by an 8-5 final in comeback fashion Monday night at Smokies Stadium.
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Sheets, whose three-run blast in the eighth broke a 5-5 tie at the time, also walked three times and scored a pair of runs in the victory. The go-ahead home run marked his team-leading 16th of the season and his league-leading 77th, 78th and 79th RBI of the campaign.
Sheets' go-ahead homer came after Birmingham tied the game earlier in the frame courtesy of a bases-loaded walk issued to
The Barons drew 12 walks in the victory, which represented a season high. The win also marked Birmingham's sixth of the season (6-53) when it trails after seven innings of play.
Six Barons players reached base multiple times in the contest. Four players - Sheets, Remillard,
Birmingham jumped out to a 3-1 lead after RBI-doubles from Valenzuela and
Johnson (W, 1-0) collected his first win in relief with a pair of scoreless frames. He allowed just one batter to reach base and struck out a pair.
Fueled by their five-run eighth inning, the Barons evened the series against Tennessee at two games apiece and set up a decisive rubber match Tuesday night. Birmingham will send left-hander
First pitch is set for 6 p.m. CT at Smokies Stadium and the game will be broadcast via WJQX-FM 100.5
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