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.