Late Rally Falls ShortJuly 5, 2017
Express catcher A.J. Jimenez went 3-4 with two RBIs and a triple short of the cycle, but the Express fell short in a late inning rally. The Memphis Redbirds (53-32) won 6-4 over the Round Rock Express (39-47) on Wednesday night at Dell Diamond.
Ryan Rua started the Express scoring with a home run (2) in the fourth inning. The Express bats were silent until the seventh inning when Ronald Guzman singled on a soft fly ball to left fielder, and the scored on an A. J. Jimenez homer (3). Will Middlebrooks closed out the Express scoring with a home run (18) in the eighth inning.
Marco Gonzales (5-3, 2.56) earned the win for the Redbirds, going 6.0 innings, giving up four hits and one run, while striking out six. Tyler Wagner (1-7, 7.49) was assigned the loss for the Express. Wagner went 5.0 inning, giving up four runs on seven hits, giving up two base of balls, and
striking out four.
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