In the 10th inning, Tulsa loaded the bases with a double and two intentional walks off Scott Gorgen. Jimmy Cesario then tripled to deep right field, clearing the bases. Nolan Arenado singled in Cesario, securing the Drillers' victory.
The game was tied and eventually extended when Oscar Taveras hit a solo home run to left field in the eighth inning. He had not hit a home run since July 25.
Way back in the second inning, Springfield scored the first run of the ballgame with a two-out RBI single by newly acquired Ray Kruml.
In the bottom of the fifth, Xavier Scruggs hit an RBI single to score Taveras.
The Drillers' first big inning occurred in the fifth inning. They batted through the lineup, and erupted for six runs off McGregor and reliever Chase Reid.
Corey Dickerson drove in the first two runs with a two-run home run to right field. The homerun was Dickerson's 10th of the season and third against the Cardinals during the four-game series.
Ben Paulson hit a two-run double, and scored on a balk by Reid three batters later. Chris Pettit then added an RBI single that scored the sixth and final run of the inning.
Cardinals' starter Scott McGregor pitched in and out of danger until Tulsa knocked him out of the game during the fifth. He allowed five runs on six hits. McGregor also gave up a season high four walks.
Jhoulys Chacin made a rehab start for the Colorado Rockies, and pitched well in five innings for Tulsa. He allowed only two runs on four hits, and struck out five.
Springfield's offense battled back in the sixth off Tulsa's Tim Sexton. Kolten Wong led off the inning with a double. Taveras then doubled in Wong to score the third run for the Cardinals. After Romak reached base on a single, Scruggs hit a two-run double to left-center field.
Scruggs finished the game going four-for-four with three RBIs. He now has six hits and five RBIs in the past two games against Tulsa.
The Cardinals will travel to Texas and begin a three-game series with the San Antonio Missions Wednesday night at 7:05pm. Springfield will have Richard Castillo on the mound against Matt Jackson of the Missions.
Springfield will return to Hammons Field Wednesday August 15th for a six-game homestand beginning with three against San Antonio. Great tickets are still available, so visit the Hammons Field Ticket Office, go online at springfieldcardinals.com or call (417) 863-2143.
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