Jamie Romak drove in four runs against his former team to power Memphis to a much-needed 7-4 victory over Omaha Monday night in the fourth of a five-game set at AutoZone Park. The Storm Chasers lost for the first time in the series to dip to 65-65 and saw their lead over the Redbirds in the American Conference North Division reduced to four with 14 games remaining in the season.
The Chasers loaded the bases with nobody out in the fourth on a walk and two singles but could only manage one run on a Paulo Orlando sacrifice fly to regain the lead at 4-3 before Hernandez bounced into an inning-ending double play.
Yordano Ventura labored through five innings during giving up three runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out seven. By striking out Ryan Jackson, the Chasers’ staff established a single-season franchise record with 1,083 punch outs. Everett Teaford took over in the sixth, and gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases with one out for Brock Peterson, who doubled to drive in two to give the Redbirds their first lead of the night at 5-4. Romak followed with a single that drove in two more for the final margin.
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