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Lookouts lose it in 7th, Tennessee wins 4-2

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A Russ Canzler two-run homer in the seventh proved to be the pivotal play of the game in a 4-2 Tennessee Smokies win over the Lookouts in Saturday night action at AT&T Field.

The Smokies struck first in the second inning on a Nate Samson RBI single to take an early 1-0 lead. Chattanooga knotted up the score in the fourth frame. Scott Van Slyke led off with a triple and eventually found his way home on an Anthony Hatch ground out to second baseman Ryan Flaherty.

Both teams kept pace with each other in sixth by each scoring a run. Ty Wright did the damage for the Smokies by hitting an RBI single to bring home Tony Campana. Using a similar template as before, Trayvon Robinson tripled in the sixth and used his speed to easily reach home on a fielder's choice hit by Van Slyke to shortstop Starlin Castro.

Tennessee finally broke the ice in the seventh inning on a two-run shot by Russ Canzler off of Lookouts relief pitcher Cole St. Clair (0-1).

Alex Maestri shut out the Lookouts in the ninth to preserve the lead, while picking up his second save of the season for Tennessee.

Andrew Cashner (2-1) earned the win for the Smokies. In six innings of work, he yielded two hits on four hits and three walks. He struck out five in the winning effort.

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