Left-hander Chase Wright tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout to lead the Triple-A Nashville Sounds to a 9-0 rout of the division-leading Memphis Redbirds on Wednesday at Greer Stadium.
Wright allowed only a leadoff single to Jon Jay, who has spent some time this season with the Major-League Cardinals, in his third career shutout and first since 2007. Wright walked four batters and struck out four in his 111-pitch effort.
The complete-game shutout was the first by a Nashville hurler in four seasons, dating back to an Adam Pettyjohn seven-hit gem on July 30, 2007.
Third baseman Mat Gamel homered and drove in four runs as part of a 2-for-4 night to lead the Nashville offensive effort. Gamel continues to swing a hot bat, hitting .350 (28-for-80) over his last 21 games.
The win was the fifth shutout of the year for Nashville (35-31), which pulled back within a game of the division lead with its second straight victory.