Tides fall back to .500, drop second game of series at Nashville

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Jon Singleton and Mark Mathias homered and drove in two runs each as the Nashville Sounds defeated the Norfolk Tides 4-2 on Wednesday night before 6,236 fans at First Horizon Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Sounds (17-8) evened the series at a game apiece, while the Tides (13-13) have dropped eight of 10. Norfolk is 2-6 on its 12-game road trip.


Tides left fielder Robert Neustrom extended his hitting streak to nine games with a solo homer in the sixth inning that gave Norfolk a 2-1 lead. It was his fifth homer of the season.

Nashville tied it in the bottom of the sixth on Mathias’ second homer of the season.


In the eighth, Mathias added an RBI double and Singleton hit an RBI single to put the Sounds up 4-2.

Singleton hit a solo shot, his sixth homer of the season, in the second inning.

Jahmai Jones produced Norfolk’s first run with an RBI double in the third.

Tides starter Denyi Reyes had his best start of the season, allowing a run on three hits in five innings with six strikeouts and no walks. Reliever Logan Gillaspie (0-1) took the loss, giving up two runs in 1.1 innings.

Nashville starter Josh Lindblom allowed two runs on five hits in 5.2 innings. Reliever Hobie Harris (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the victory.

The Tides committed no errors for the first time in 10 games.

The two teams are scheduled to play the third game of the series at 7:35 p.m. Thursday.