Gailen\\"s Walk-Off Hit Gives Drillers 12th Straight Home Win

August 19, 2017 - Texas League (TL) - Tulsa Drillers

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Gailen's Walk-Off Hit Gives Drillers

12th Straight Home Win

Tulsa, OK - On Star Wars Night at ONEOK Field, Tulsa outfielder Blake Gailen was the star of the game. Gailen's walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth scored Erick Mejia with the winning run as the Drillers topped San Antonio 6-5 for their 12th straight home victory. The win, combined with Springfield's loss to Corpus Christi, moved the Drillers to within one game of the first place Cardinals in the Texas League's North Division pennant race with only 16 games remaining in the second half.

Tulsa rallied for the dramatic win after failing to hold an initial four-run lead. The comeback allowed the Drillers to keep their home winning streak alive. They have not lost at ONEOK Field in nearly a month with their last home loss occurring on July 19.

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NEXT HOME GAME

Saturday, August 19 at 7:05 PM

OKC Thunder Night & Dri-Fit Shirt Giveaway!

Presented by U.S. Cellular, Tulsa's Channel 8 & 97.5 KMOD.

It'll be another great night at ONEOK Field as the OKC Thunder will be in the house! Make sure to come early as the first 1,500 fans through the Arvest and Oil Derrick Gates will receive a complimentary Dri-Fit #ThunderUpInDrillVille shirt! In addition, Rumble, the Thunder Girls, the StormChasers, the Thunder Drum Line and others will all be at the ballpark! They will also be giving away tickets to the Thunder preseason game at the BOK Center against the Houston Rockets!

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