MEMPHIS, TN – The Memphis Redbirds could not keep up with the Norfolk Tides, dropping the series finale 9-2 on Sunday afternoon at AutoZone Park.
Memphis took a 1-0 lead on a Scott Hurst RBI double, but it was short lived, with Robert Neustrom doubling home two runs with two-outs the very next inning. In the fifth inning, Norfolk crossed another run on a sacrifice fly to make it 3-1, but back-to-back doubles from Delvin Perez and Kramer Robertson made it a one-run ballgame.
Norfolk got insurance in the eighth. After Dakota Hudson left the bases loaded, Genesis Cabrera got a strike out for the second out but a costly error on a ground ball allowed a run to cross and the inning to continue. Cadyn Grenier tallied a two-run single to give the Tides a 6-2 lead. The Tides tallied three more in the ninth.
Hudson (1-1) pitched into the eighth but was pulled after recording an out. He allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits, walked three and struck out five. Bruce Zimmermann (5-2) earned the win after allowing two runs on five hits in six innings.
The Memphis Redbirds (66-69) head to Principal Park to take on the Iowa Cubs in a six-game series starting on Tuesday, September 13. They return home for their final homestand on September 20 for a six-game series against the Gwinnett Stripers.
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