The Lookouts scored runs in five different innings while starting pitcher Aaron Miller gave up just one run and with a 7-1 victory, Chattanooga beat the Birmingham Barons for the second straight day Wednesday afternoon at AT&T Field.
The scoring started quickly for the Lookouts, which took a 1-0 lead in the first when leadoff hitter Rafael Ynoa opened the game with a double and later scored on a wild pitch. The hit was Ynoa’s only of the game—he went 1 for 4—but it extended his hitting streak to 18 games. That’s the second longest streak in the Southern League this season.
In the top of the third, Miller walked the first three Barons he faced to load the bases, but escaped without giving up a hit and allowed only one run on a sacrifice fly. Chattanooga responded in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead.
The Lookouts added two in the fifth inning, one in the sixth and another two in the seventh to seal the blowout. Miller went five innings, striking out seven and allowing just two hits. He handed the ball to Wes Roemer who pitched the final four frames for Chattanooga.
Lookouts left fielder Kyle Russell was the only player on either team with two hits in the game. He doubled, drove in a run and scored while going 2 for 3 with a walk.
The Lookouts and Barons continue their series Thursday night, with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 at AT&T Field.