Patrick Kivlehan's two-run home run to left field highlighted a three-run first inning for Jackson, which dealt Chattanooga its first loss of the series with a 4-2 win Sunday.
The Lookouts dropped to 30-31 in the Southern League's second half but remained a game behind first-place Tennessee, which has lost four straight.
Chattanooga pulled within 3-1 in the second inning on Darnell Sweeney's single to center that scored Alex Liddi and made it 3-2 in the seventh on a homer to right by Bobby Coyle Jr.
Game four of a five-game series in Jackson is tonight at 8:05 EDT.
Steve Smith (2-1, 3.34) is scheduled to start for the Lookouts, with Stephen Landazuri (6-5, 4.13) scheduled for the Generals.
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 ...