J.T. Realmuto drove in four runs and Mark Canha went 3-for-4 and scored twice Sunday as the Jacksonville Suns defeated Chattanooga 6-4 at A&T Field.
The loss dropped the Lookouts to 17-38, eliminating them from the Southern League's second-half race. Chattanooga is 52-73 overall after once having a 45-43 record.
Realmuto hit a three-run home run to left in the second inning to help Jacksonville build a 6-0 lead entering the sixth inning, when Joc Pederson hit a two-run homer to right. Pederson went 3-for-5 in a losing effort.
The two teams will play a pair of seven-inning games today, beginning at 5:05. Chris Reed and Andres Santiago are scheduled to start for the Lookouts.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...