It was the 13th time in 15 tries that the Omaha Storm Chasers have won after trailing 2-1 in a series, including their last eight in a row in Tuesday night’s 5-2 win over Nashville.
Omaha starter Sean O’Sullivan (8-2) worked seven innings to earn the victory, his sixth win in his last six starts. He allowed six hits, struck out a season-high eight and did not walk a batter, throwing 70 of his 100 pitches for strikes.
O’Sullivan got some help along the way from his offense, namely the top third of the order. Jarrod Dyson went 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored, David Lough went 1-for-1 with a sacrifice fly and two sacrifice bunts, and Lorenzo Cain drilled a three-run homer, walked twice and stole his 14th base of the season. Cain’s home run was his 16th long ball of the season.
Nashville’s Sam Narron (6-6) took the loss in the game, allowing five runs,four earned, on nine hits in 7.1 innings pitched.
With the victory, the Chasers improved to 73-57, 16 games over .500. They also lowered their magic number to nine with 13 games remaining, as Memphis kept pace with another victory, the Redbirds’ ninth win in their last 11 contests.