NASHVILLE, TN - The Nashville Sounds finally snapped their losing streak, as they won against the Columbus Clippers 4-3 in the series opener on Tuesday night, at the First Horizon Park. Matt Lipka inspired the squad with an inside-the-park home run, Nashville's first since 2016.
In front of 6,157 fans at home, Nashville rally in the seventh and scored three runs, after trailing 2-1 before the inning. It was Matt Lipka who started the scoring run for Nashville. The center fielder hit a fly ball that knocked the left wall of the stadium, and it bounced around the field, and that gave enough time for Lipka to touch all the bases and hit an inside-the-park home run to tie the game at 2-2. Lipka also threw a perfect dart to home in the fifth, to make Columbus baserunner out at the plate.
The Sounds then drew five walks in the inning, two of them forced home two runs by Cooper Hummel and Zach Green from a bases-loaded situation. The Sounds ended the inning leading 4-2. Columbus catcher Wilson Ramos hit a solo home-run and cut the lead to 4-3, and the score remained until the final out.
Dylan File and Travis Shaw appeared in the game on a Major League rehab assignment. File started the game on the mound and pitched for 4.1 innings, allowed six hits and two runs. Meanwhile, Shaw had a solid game, hit once in two at-bats, and drove home Nashville's first score with an RBI single.
Catch game two of the six-game series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. CT at First Horizon Park. Nashville's ace Josh Lindblom. (3-0, 1.14 ERA) will start against Columbus' Logan Allen (0-3, 10.62 ERA).
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