Hunter Morris hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and it was all the Nashville Sounds needed as they shut out the visiting Tucson Padres 3-0 Tuesday night.
Morris' 22nd homer of the season backed up Chris Narveson's two-hit pitching over seven innings. He struck out eight Padres.
The Sounds scored their third run in the fifth on a triple to center field by Kentrail Davis and a double by Eugenio Velez.
Tucson was held to three singles, and moved only one batter into scoring position.
Padres pitcher Matt Andriese allowed three runs on five hits in five innings. His record fell to 1-4.
The Padres are third in the PCL Pacific Southern Division with a 60-58 record.
Tucson opens a four-game series at home against New Orleans on Thursday.
• What: New Orleans at Padres
• When: 7:05 p.m. Thursday
• Radio: 1290-AM
Compiled from a news release