Oviedo Tosses 7.1 Scoreless, Cards Top 'Riders 3-1
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Johan Oviedo tossed 7.1 scoreless innings in a 3-1 win for the Springfield Cardinals (29-36; 59-76) over the Frisco RoughRiders (32-32; 65-68) on Wednesday night at Hammons Field.
W: RHP Johan Oviedo (7-7)
L: RHP Edinson Volquez (1-1)
S: RHP Connor Jones (9)
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
- Cardinals SS Rayder Ascanio led things off in the first with a double to the fence in left. One batter later, Ascanio managed to score all the way from second on a strikeout-wild pitch from Volquez with rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals OF Tyler O'Neill at the plate.
- One inning later, it was Ascanio making things happen again. This time, the shortstop pushed Springfield's lead to 2-0 with an RBI single into right that brought 1B Juan Yepez around to score.
- After the teams exchanged scoreless frames for the next four innings, rehabbing St. Louis Cardinals OF Jose Martinez drove home Ascanio with a seventh-inning RBI single, extending Springfield's lead to 3-0.
- The RoughRiders managed to push a run across in the top of the ninth against Jones, who eventually ended the thread and secured his ninth save of the season.
- Oviedo tossed a season-high 7.1 innings (0 R), striking out 10 while issuing five hits and zero walks.
- Martinez finished his third rehab start of the week 2-for-4 with an RBI. O'Neill finished his third rehab start of the week 0-for-4. Both are expected back in the lineup on Thursday.
- Ascanio was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI out of the leadoff spot.
- Cardinals LF Lars Nootbaar and 2B Kramer Robertson both finished with two singles.
- Neither team's pitchers issued a walk in the game, combining for 18 strikeouts. Cardinals pitchers were responsible for 11 strikeouts.
WHAT'S ON DECK:
-The Cardinals and RoughRiders close their four-game series Thursday night with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and gates opening at 6:10 p.m.
Thursday is our St. Louis Cardinals Ticket-for-Two Voucher Giveaway for 2,000 fans. It's also a Klement's $1 Bratwurst Night and a Pre-Game On-Field Happy Hour.
Plus, it's College Night at Hammons Field. All Southwest Missouri students can bring their Student ID to the Cardinals box office for a $5 ticket, a free hot dog and a free Coca-Cola. Then once inside, there will be drink specials for students aged 21+ on the right-field patio throughout the game.
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