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Tulsa Takes 4-3 Win on Monday Afternoon

June 12, 2017 - Texas League (TL) - Springfield Cardinals News Release

After Cardinals RHP Dakota Hudson (L, 4-3) and Drillers RHP Andrew Sopko alternated three straight scoreless innings to start, Springfield (31-31) powered in front in the top of the fourth. With one on and two down, LF Anthony Garcia lasered a two-run home run to left field, his sixth long-ball of the campaign. On the very next pitch, 3B Jacob Wilson followed suit with a solo home run for his team-leading eighth blast of the year, increasing the Cardinals lead to 3-0.

However, the Drillers (31-31) started the comeback right away in the bottom of the fourth. 1B Edwin Rios began the inning by reaching on an error, before racing around to third base on a double from 3B Matt Beaty. RF Quincy Latimore then skied an RBI sacrifice fly to right field, bringing in Rios and moving Beaty to third base. 2B Jose Fernandez followed with an RBI single to left-center, scoring Beaty to shave the Cardinals lead to 3-2.

Hudson kept the one-run advantage on the board with a scoreless fifth, but the Drillers swung in front in the bottom of the sixth. Latimore led off with a single, before Fernandez pulled a two-run shot over the right field fence, propelling the Drillers into the 4-3 lead.

LHP Corey Littrell dealt a scoreless seventh, followed by a scoreless eighth from RHP Tyler Bray to keep Springfield within one run. However, the Drillers also received scoreless relief from their bullpen, ending with a scoreless ninth from RHP Corey Copping (S, 5) to close the 4-3 win for Tulsa.

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