NASHVILLE — A pair of middle-inning runs and a solid outing by starter Jimmy Nelson were all the Nashville Sounds needed to defeat the Oklahoma City RedHawks 2-1 in a Pacific Coast League baseball game Sunday at Herschel Greer Stadium.
Nelson (5-1) threw seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball to improve his season earned runs average to 1.71, which is good for third in the PCL. He struck out five and walked one while out-dueling Oklahoma City (24-20) starter Miachel Foltynewicz (3-3).
Foltynewicz lasted six innings, allowed two runs on three hits and struck out seven in the losing effort.
The Sounds (23-20) scored their two runs in the bottom of the fifth on Taylor Green’s RBI double and Kevin Mattison’s RBI single.
Oklahoma City’s lone run come on an RBI groundout by Domingo Santana. The RBI was Santana’s 28th of the season, which is second on the team only to Jon Singleton’s 34.
Enrique Hernandez recorded half of the RedHawk’s four hits, including a double in the top of the fifth.
Despite winning the first two games of the series, the RedHawks split the series in Nashville before heading to New Orleans for a four-game set. The series opener is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday.