Nick Additon threw seven scoreless innings and combined with two relievers for a three-hitter as the Memphis Redbirds shutout the Omaha Storm Chasers, 4-0, Tuesday night in the last of a five-game series at AutoZone Park.
The Storm Chasers dropped the last two games and head into the final 13 games of the regular season with a three-game lead over the Redbirds in the American Conference North Division.
Memphis claimed the season series, 9-7, which would be the deciding factor should the two teams wind up in a tie for the division lead after 144 games, and will finish the season on the road with series at Iowa, New Orleans and Oklahoma City.
Omaha starter John Lamb retired the first two hitters he faced before Brock Peterson and Jamie Romak singled and scored on a double by Chad Huffman. The Redbirds were hitless until Travis Tartamella led off the fifth with a double, moved to third base on a Mike O’Neill single and scored when Ryan Jackson grounded into a double play.
Omaha will send left-hander Danny Duffy, who just shut down the Detroit Tigers on Friday, to the mound in Wednesday’s series opener against New Orleans right-hander Jared Rogers.
Courtesy of OmahaStormChasers.com