NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A pair of four-run innings erased an early 4-0 lead by the Indianapolis Indians to give the Nashville Sounds a win in the second game of the six-game series on Wednesday night, 8-5.
The Indians (36-36) scored three runs in the second inning and one in the third before Nashville (44-29) could get on the board. After Jared Oliva robbed Pablo Reyes of a home run to center field in the first inning, an RBI single by Taylor Davis and back-to-back run-scoring groundouts put Indy up, 3-0. The lead was then extended on Rodolfo Castro’s seventh home run of the season to lead off the third inning.
A leadoff walk and subsequent triple sparked the Sounds’ comeback. Two runs scored without an out being recorded in the bottom of the fourth, and a two-out, two-run homer off the bat of Reyes tied the game at 4-4.
Another leadoff walk to begin the seventh, this time at the hands of Hunter Stratton (L, 1-4), and three RBI singles broke the tie and gave Nashville an 8-4 lead.
Cal Mitchell and Taylor Davis each led the Indians offense with three hits apiece. Davis roped a ground-rule, RBI double to plate the final Indianapolis run in the eighth off Luke Barker (W, 5-0). Peter Strzelecki (S, 2) fanned three of four total batters faced to close out the win.
Indianapolis and Nashville will face off in the third game of the six-game set tomorrow night at 8:05 PM ET at First Horizon Park. RHP Jerad Eickhoff (4-3, 4.84) will take the mound for Indianapolis against RHP Dylan File (3-3, 4.50).