Christian Donahue's three-run home run to right field in the fifth inning was the difference for the Tennessee Smokies, who snapped the Chattanooga Lookouts' five-game winning streak with a 6-5 triumph Wednesday night at AT&T Field.
Donahue's blast gave the Smokies a 6-3 lead, and the Lookouts trimmed that deficit to one run in the sixth inning on RBI singles by Alfredo Rodriguez and TJ Friedl. Chattanooga, however, came away empty in the eighth after loading the bases and fell to 17-14 this season.
Rodriguez and Friedl were a combined 7-for-8 at the top of Chattanooga's lineup, with the duo driving in three runs and scoring three runs.
Tyler Stephenson homered to right in the second inning to put the Lookouts up 1-0, but the Smokies came back with three runs in the third. Chattanooga tied it 3-3 later in the third on a Friedl RBI triple to right and a Taylor Trammell sacrifice fly.
An announced crowd of 4,329 attended Wednesday's game, with the same teams set to play at 7:15 Thursday night.