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Wong Homers in Back-to-Back Games as Memphis Cruises

July 7, 2013, 4:38 PM HST
* Updated July 10, 3:31 PM
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Entering Saturday’s game against the Nashville Sounds, Hilo native Kolten Wong went 21 straight games without knocking a ball out of the park.

After hitting a home run in Saturday’s 7-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers’ Triple-A affiliate, Wong followed it up the next night with his seventh big fly of the season in Memphis’ 13-3 rout of the Sounds.

The Kamehameha-Hawai`i graduate got things going in the first inning by pulling a line drive into right field against Nashville starter Hiram Burgos. Three batters later, Wong came home on a sacrifice fly by Adron Chambers to put the Redbirds on top 1-0.

Wong opened the third inning with his solo home run to start a three-run inning. Teammate Jamie Romak followed with a two-run home run to cap the scoring run.

He went 2-for-4 at the plate with an eight-inning walk and three runs scored. He also stole his 12th base of the season.

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On the season, Wong is now hitting .306 with 29 runs batted in. He has also crossed home plate 52 times.

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Sunday’s box score

Nashville 000 300 000 – 3 3 0

Memphis 103 001 08x – 13 12 0

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