published Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Smokies hand Lookouts first road loss

Joc Pederson homered, Yasiel Puig tripled and Andres Santiago allowed just four hits in six innings, but that wasn't enough as Chattanooga lost 2-1 to the Tennessee Smokies on Friday for the Lookouts' first road game.

After the Lookouts (3-5) couldn't capitalize on Puig's triple in the first inning, Tennessee scored when Jae-Hoon Ha's one-out single to center scored Matt Szczur, who had led off with a walk.

The Smokies made it 2-0 in the second inning when Szczur's one-out single to right scored Rubi Silva, who had led off with an infield hit. The Lookouts got within a run in the third on Pederson's homer to right.

Game four of a five-game series at Tennessee is tonight at 6:15.

Rob Rasmussen (0-1, 3.38) is scheduled to start for the Lookouts, with Kyle Hendricks (0-1, 9.00) scheduled for the Smokies.

Catcher Matt Wallach, who hit .232 in 59 games with the Lookouts last season, returned to Chattanooga on Friday from Triple-A Albuquerque. Catcher Deshenko Ricardo was sent down to Single-A Great Lakes in the Midwest League.

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