Matt Fields hit two of Omaha’s season-high six home runs and Aaron Brooks was solid through six innings in an 8-2 decision over Memphis Sunday afternoon in the last of four meetings at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers gained a series split and depart for a five-game set in Nashville with a 19-22 mark. The last time the Omaha franchise hit six long balls in a game was May 30, 2010 against the Round Rock Express.
Fields gave the visitors the early lead with a lead off long ball in the top half before the Redbirds moved in front in the bottom half on a two-out, two-run blast by Tommy Pham, their seventh of the series. The home runs kept coming in the third when Paulo Orlando blasted a three-run shot, his first of the year, with two outs to move Omaha back on top for good at 4-2 before Fields followed with his second solo shot to finish off a four-run frame.
Francisco Pena opened the fourth inning with a long ball to make it a 6-2 game and match his single season career-high with nine.
Dean Kiekhefer kept Omaha off the board in the eighth before Jason Donald and Jimmy Paredes took him deep in the ninth to finish the scoring and home run onslaught.