MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Redbirds (23-31) tried to climb back from a 3-0 hole but came up just short in a 3-2 loss to the first-place San Antonio Missions (Brewers) in the series finale Wednesday night at AutoZone Park.
San Antonio (34-20) scored three runs off Jake Woodford in the top of the third inning, but Woodford locked down and was dominant after that. After an RBI double for the Missions' third run, the right-hander retired 13 of the final 15 hitters he faced, with a walk erased by a double play, and struck out the side in the seventh in his last inning of work.
He threw 67 of his 107 pitches for strikes and finished with seven strikeouts in 7.0 innings.
Max Schrock went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Memphis' other run in the game scored on a passed ball.
Tommy Edman stole his sixth base of the season for Memphis, and the Redbirds turned a season-high four double plays in the game.
Memphis had the potential tying run on base in the eighth after an Adolis Garcia single, but a pop-out ended the inning. The Redbirds went down in order in the bottom of the ninth to finish the ballgame.
Chris Beck and Tommy Layne threw 2.0 shutout innings in relief of Woodford.
Memphis has lost eight-straight games. San Antonio won the season series with the Redbirds 13-3, including winning the final 11 matchups.
The Redbirds now welcome the Oklahoma City Dodgers (Dodgers) to AutoZone Park tomorrow through Sunday. Tomorrow's series opener starts at 7:05 p.m.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Thursday, May 30 at 7:05: Throwback Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products featuring the Redbirds suiting up as the Memphis Chicks and throwback concession pricing of $2 beers and $1 Polk's hot dogs
Friday, May 31 at 7:05: Star Wars Night featuring specialty ticket options for Darth Bader Bobblehead or Light Sword at www.memphisredbirds.com/starwarsnight; All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket presented by Dave & Buster's featuring an all-you-can-eat beef sliders buffet and a free $15 Dave & Buster's Power Card available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat
Saturday, June 1 at 6:35 p.m.: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game; Margaritaville Night with free leis, live Jimmy Buffett cover music, and more
Sunday, June 2 at 2:05 p.m.: Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air; kids run the bases after the game
Wednesday, June 12 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, June 13 at 7:05: Throwback Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products featuring the Redbirds suiting up as the Memphis Chicks and throwback concession pricing of $2 beers and $1 Polk's hot dogs
Friday, June 14 at 7:05: All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket presented by Dave & Buster's featuring an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and a free $15 Dave & Buster's Power Card available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat; Papa John's Friday Family Pack specialty ticket with four Field Box tickets including four free hot dogs, four free sodas, and one bottomless popcorn at the game, plus two coupons for a large Papa John's pizza, available at www.memphisredbirds.com/fridayfamilypack
Saturday, June 15 at 6:35 p.m.: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game
Sunday, June 16 at 2:05 p.m.: Father's Day hamburger/hot dog buffet specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/fathersday; kids and dads run the bases after the game; Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air
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