ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Memphis Redbirds (4-7) scored in five-straight innings from the third-through-seventh Sunday afternoon in Round Rock, Texas, but the Round Rock Express (Astros) matched them and scored three runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth to secure a 7-6 win over the Redbirds.
Four of Memphis' eight hits went for extra bases, with three doubles and an Adolis Garcia home run. Garcia also had one of the doubles and drove in three runs on the day. Six different Redbirds scored one of the team's runs in the ballgame.
Austin Gomber gave up four runs on five hits in 4.1 innings for Memphis, and he fired 53 of 79 pitches for strikes. Ryan Meisinger followed Gomber and allowed one more run to score in the fifth, and he was tagged by Taylor Jones for a three-run home run in the top of the sixth that put Round Rock (7-4) ahead, 7-5.
Memphis got a run back in the top of the seventh with John Nogowski doubling, moving to third on a Garcia sacrifice bunt, and scoring on a groundout by Max Schrock, but the Redbirds would get no closer than the eventual final tally of 7-6 after going down in order in the eighth and ninth innings.
Alex Reyes pitched the final 2.0 innings for Memphis and did not allow a hit with three walks and two strikeouts.
The Redbirds were 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position and committed three errors.
Memphis' seven-game road trip finishes tomorrow morning at 11:35 at Round Rock. The Redbirds then return home for seven-straight contests starting Tuesday at 6:35 p.m.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Wednesday, April 17 at 6:35: Woof Wednesday presented by Invisible Fence Brand of Memphis, with dogs able to come to the stadium along with their parents
Thursday, April 18 at 7:05: Throwback Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products, featuring the Memphis Chicks and throwback concession pricing of $2 beers and $1 Polk's hot dogs
Friday, April 19 at 7:05: Silky O'Sullivan's Irish Heritage Night with free green Redbirds hat to first 2,000 fans, All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket option, featuring a two-hour all-you-can-eat crawfish buffet, purchased at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat
Saturday, April 20 at 6:35: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game
Sunday, April 21 at 2:05: Postgame on-field candy drop from a helicopter, Easter Brunch and Catch on the Field specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/easter, Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering), pregame autographs presented by Allegiant Air
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