Wil Myers had three hits, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs to push the Omaha Storm Chasers past New Orleans, 6-3, Monday afternoon in the last of a four-game set at Zephyr Field. The Storm Chasers split the series with the Zephyrs to improve to 31-21 and maintain their seven-game cushion over Iowa as they get ready to begin a 12-game home stand over a 13-day stretch, starting with the Cubs.
Omaha, which had been held to two runs in each of the first three games of the series, struck for a pair in the first inning against spot starter Elih Villanueva on run-scoring hits by Myers and Tony Abreu. Clint Robinson doubled home Derrick Robinson and Myers scored on an Abreu sacrifice fly to push the margin to 4-0 in the third. Myers doubled in Derrick Robinson in the top of the seventh to put Omaha up 6-2. New Orleans added a late run.
The Storm Chasers will start left-hander Jonathan Sanchez, who is making a major league rehabilitation start against Iowa southpaw Chris Rusin.