Redbirds come home to victory at AutoZone Park - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Redbirds come home to victory at AutoZone Park

The Redbirds celebrate a Paul DeJong home run (Source: WMC Action News 5) The Redbirds celebrate a Paul DeJong home run (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

There's no better time than right now to start a new winning streak for the Memphis Redbirds.

The 'Birds came home off a fantastic road trip where they won 7 of 8...part of a franchise-record 11-game winning streak.

The 'Birds returned to AutoZone Park on Thursday night where they haven't tasted home cooking since May 1.

Memphis hosted the El Paso Chihuahuas, who owned a 3-game winning streak themselves.

Already down 2-0 in the bottom of the first, Luke Voit gets on base with a double. He moved to third on a base hit by Chip Wisdom, and that sets the stage for Paul Dejong.

DeJong, one of the Pacific Coast League's top hitters, came through with a 3-run home run.

It's DeJong's 8th of the season, and he added another later.

Redbirds go on to win it, final score..6-4.

Same teams will play Friday, with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Downtown at the Zone.

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