JACKSON, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Lookouts are in a tie for first place after beating the Jackson Generals 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Home runs by Chris O'Brien and Daniel Mayora enabled Chattanooga (31-32) to cruise to an easy win and pull even with Tennessee in the Southern League's North Division with five games left in the second half of the season. The Smokies (32-33) have lost six straight games.
O'Brien homered to right field in the second inning to put the Lookouts up 1-0, and Mayora's homer to left in the fourth followed a Scott Schebler walk and made it 3-0. A Corey Seager double to center in the sixth continued the onslaught, scoring Angel Sanchez and Mayora for a 5-0 advantage.
With the score 8-2 in the eighth, Lookouts reliever Anthony Slama got himself in and out of a bases-loaded, one-out situation.
The Lookouts are off today and begin a five-game series against the Smokies at AT&T Field on Thursday night at 7:15. Andres Santiago (5-8, 4.80 ERA) is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Lookouts, with Felix Pena (2-3, 8.74) scheduled for the Smokies.
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 ...