• Box Score: New Orleans 5, Omaha 2
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METAIRIE, La. — Luke Montz belted a three-run, go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift New Orleans past Omaha 5-2 Sunday.
The Storm Chasers (30-21) lost for the fifth time in eight games.
Francisley Bueno, who hadn’t allowed a run in his last five outings, allowed a one-out single to Scott Cousins before walking Mike Cervenak with two outs. Montz then drilled a 1-1 pitch over the wall for his 10th home run of the season.
Sandy Rosario set down the first two hitters in the top of the ninth before Clint Robinson doubled and moved to third on a Tony Abreu single. However, David Lough was called out on strikes to end the game as Rosario nailed down his league-best 13th save.
Chasers starter Ryan Verdugo, who pitched for one season at LSU and makes his home in Baton Rouge, pitched seven strong innings, yielding two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out five.
Trailing 2-0 in the top of the eighth, Omaha rallied to tie with consecutive doubles by Anthony Seratelli, Max Ramirez and Kurt Mertins.
Zephyrs starter J.D. Martin had shut Omaha out on two hits through seven innings.
Omaha’s lead in the PCL’s American Conference North is at seven games.