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Smokies third baseman Christian Villanueva, who was just recently sent down to Double-A, smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give Tennessee (34-46) a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts (26-45).

After allowing the Lookouts to tie the game in the top half of the frame, the Smokies needed to rally in the bottom for the win, and that they did.

Stephen Bruno started the frame with a single, then moved to second on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt. Villanueva, celebrating his 23rd birthday, gave himself a present as he drove a 1-2 to pitch into center to score Bruno without a throw. The Smokies ended the first-half with a walk-off win as well.

Dae-Eun Rhee has a great start for the Smokies, allowing only one run and one hit over six innings. It was his seventh quality start of the season, although he didn’t factor in the decision.

Rubi Silva (3-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI) led all Smokies with three hits, including a two-run home run.