Chasers rebound, defeat Redbirds with seventh-inning rally

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Omaha Storm Chasers scratched out three runs Friday night, which was enough for a 3-2 win over Memphis.

Omaha, which had lost its season opener 9-2 to the Redbirds on Thursday, scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead for good.

After a walk, a Kelvin Gutierrez single and an error loaded the bases with no outs, Omaha tied it 2-2 when Andrew Susac drew a walk. One out later, the go-ahead run scored when Nicky Lopez was hit by a pitch. Lopez also had scored the Chasers’ first run on a wild pitch in the third inning.

Omaha’s bullpen allowed only one baserunner in the final three innings — and that was on a two-out error in the eighth.

Michael Ynoa recorded the final four outs for the save. Middle reliever Zach Lovvorn earned the win.

The teams continue their five-game series Saturday at 6:35 p.m.

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