An already disappointing homestand against Huntsville became even worse for the Chattanooga Lookouts as the Stars rolled to a 7-1 victory Monday night before a crowd of 4,074 at AT&T Field.
Jason Rogers provided the big blast with a grand slam to right field in the sixth inning. Lookouts starting pitcher Chris Reed was pulled after walking a batter in the sixth, but reliever Hector Nelo promptly walked two more before Rogers cleared the bases.
The Lookouts took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, when Darnell Sweeney led off with a single to right field, advanced to second base on a sacrifice and scored on Jeremy Hazelbaker's single to right. Huntsville tied the game in the second on Adam Weisenburger's double to left that scored Mitch Haniger, who reached on a walk.
Josh Prince's two-out single to left scored Weisenburger to put the Stars ahead to stay.
Chattanooga lost its fifth straight game and is 14-23 in the Southern League's first half. The Lookouts trail the Stars (26-12) by 11 1/2 games.
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