MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Redbirds (23-29) were swept in a doubleheader against the first-place San Antonio Missions (Brewers) Monday afternoon at AutoZone Park, losing the first game 3-1 and the second game 2-1.
Kramer Robertson had a hit in each game.
San Antonio improves to 32-20 with the wins. The Missions have defeated Memphis nine-straight times.
Game 1: San Antonio 3, Memphis 1
Tommy Edman led off the bottom of the first inning with his seventh home run of the season, tying a career high in just 39 games played by June, but San Antonio captured a 3-1 win in game one.
All three Missions runs came on home runs. David Freitas hit a two-run shot in the top of the second, and Mauricio Dubon created some breathing room with a solo shot in the top of the seventh.
Memphis brought the winning run at the plate with one out in the bottom of the seventh after back-to-back singles by Robertson and Joe Hudson, but a flyout and a groundout ended the game.
Daniel Ponce de Leon started and allowed two runs on six hits in 5.0 innings of work. Tommy Layne pitched the final 2.0 innings and gave up just the Dubon home run. He struck out three.
Memphis grounded into three double plays and finished 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position in the game.
Game 2: San Antonio 2, Memphis 1
The Redbirds had two singles in the nightcap, with the Missions winning 2-1. Memphis' run came on an error.
Ryan Meisinger took the ball first for the Redbirds and gave up one run on five hits in 4.0 innings.
Chris Ellis walked home the eventual winning run in the fifth. The final 14 Redbirds of the game were retired in order.
The Redbirds and Missions continue their series with 6:35 p.m. games tomorrow and Wednesday. The Redbirds remain home through Sunday, June 2.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Wednesday, May 29 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, 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 option featuring a two-hour all-you-can-eat beef sliders buffet 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
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