The Memphis Redbirds rode a six run first-inning outburst to top the Iowa Cubs by a 7-5 score on Christmas in July at AutoZone Park.
Outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker continued his hot-hitting, going 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs batted in. Second baseman Dean Anna also got in on the fun, doubling and plating three.
The six runs in the opening frame wad the highest-scoring first inning this season by the Redbirds, who batted around against Iowa starter Drake Britton (6-5).
Redbirds starter Nick Greenwood (9-3) collected his team-leading ninth win, scattering 11 hits for five runs in five innings of work.
The Redbirds and Cubs continue their series at 6:05pm CT on Sunday night at AutoZone Park.
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