Redbird Home Run Barrage

Memphis used the long ball early and often Sunday afternoon to beat Albuquerque 8-4 in front of 11, 013 fans at AutoZone Park.

Brian Daubach and John Gall started the slugfest with back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the first inning. Skip Schumaker led off the bottom of the second inning with his third home run of the year. Daubach struck again in the third inning with another two-run homer to make the score 7-3. The Redbirds hit home runs in the first three innings with all but one run crossing the plate via the home run. That run came in the first when Bo Hart drove in Derek Wathan, who had led off with a triple, with a sacrifice fly. Hart went 0-for-3 with an RBI in his first game since rejoining the Redbirds.

Randy Leek (3-6) picked up his first win since April 23 with 5.1 innings of work. The left-hander allowed four runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts. Albuquerque starter Matt Blank (2-2) was roughed up for seven runs on seven hits in five innings. The southpaw surrendered all for Redbirds home runs.

Memphis finished the 13-game homestand 7-6 and will hit the road tomorrow beginning with a game at Nashville. The Sounds will send left-hander Dana Eveland (3-3) to the mound to face the Redbirds Travis Smith (2-2).