published Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Chattanooga Lookouts win 5-2, end five-game skid

The Chattanooga Lookouts got back-to-back home runs in the third inning and a solid start from pitcher Zach Lee in a 5-2 win over the Jackson Generals on Friday night at AT&T Field.

That ended a five-game losing streak for the Lookouts, who scored three runs in the third on a two-run home run from Jan Vazquez and then a blast from Joc Pederson.

The Generals' Julio Morban homered in the fourth to make it 3-1, but the Lookouts answered with a run in the six to push their lead back to three runs. It didn't stay there long. Jackson got a run in the seventh to make it 4-2.

Pederson drove in another run with a single in the seventh for a 5-2 lead. The Generals loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against Onelki Garcia, but a flyout and a strikeout ended the threat.

Lee allowed a run on five hits in six innings for the win, just the Lookouts' third in 15 games. They improved to 13-20 in the Southern League's second half.

Tonight's 7:15 series finale also will be "Used Car Night," which is being held for the 21st time in Chattanooga and for the 14th time at AT&T Field. The previous 13 at AT&T all sold out.

Ross Stripling (5-1, 3.12) is scheduled to start on the mound for the Lookouts, with Trevor Miller (0-0, 6.00) scheduled for the Generals.

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