Redbirds Rally Past Round Rock

Carlson Goes 3-for-4, Garcia Hits Go-Ahead Homer

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By Memphis Redbirds | August 21, 2019 10:59 PM

MEMPHIS, Tennessee - In the blink of an eye in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Memphis Redbirds turned a 4-1 deficit into a 5-4 lead to come from behind and top the Round Rock Express (Astros) Wednesday night at AutoZone Park.

With one out in the eighth, Max Schrock doubled ahead of Jose Martinez being hit by a pitch for Memphis (61-67). Both moved up 90 feet on a flyout to right field, and Dylan Carlson singled them in with a knock to left field to cut the Round Rock lead to 4-3.

Adolis Garcia then stepped up and blasted a two-run home run, his 27th of the season, to put the Redbirds ahead, 5-4. Garcia entered the game in the seventh inning to replace injury-rehabbing Tyler O'Neill.

Mike Mayers came on in the top of the ninth and stranded Express (76-51) runners on second and third to finish up the Redbirds' win.

Carlson continued his tear at the Triple-A level, recording his third-straight three-hit game and sixth multi-hit game in a row. He has a hit in all seven games he has played for the Redbirds.

The No. 2 St. Louis Cardinals prospect and 51st-ranked in all of baseball is hitting .606 with a 1.537 OPS in his debut stint in Triple-A.

The comeback win is Memphis' ninth this season when trailing in the seventh inning or later and second in four days.

The Redbirds have won 10 of their last 12 games.

Memphis and Round Rock wrap up their four-game series tomorrow night at 7:05. The Redbirds conclude their regular-season home slate on Sunday.

Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Thursday, August 22 at 7:05: Grizzlies Night with jersey auction; Throwback Thursday presented by Polk's Meat Products featuring throwback concession pricing of $2 beers and $1 Polk's hot dogs; College Night with $5 Bluff tickets for college students with a college ID
Friday, August 23 at 7:05: Replica 2018 Triple-A National Championship Ring Giveaway presented by Terminix (first 2,000 fans); All-You-Can-Eat Night specialty ticket presented by Dave & Buster's featuring an all-you-can-eat crab legs buffet and a free $15 Dave & Buster's Power Card available at www.memphisredbirds.com/allyoucaneat; Papa John's Friday Family Pack specialty ticket option with free ballpark food and free Papa John's at www.memphisredbirds.com/fridayfamilypack
Saturday, August 24 at 6:35: Terminix Saturday Fireworks Show after the game; Yadier Molina T-Shirt Jersey Giveaway presented by AutoZone (first 1,500 fans); Aldo's Pizza specialty ticket with free soda at the ballpark and free and discounted food and beverages at Aldo's Pizza Pies available at www.memphisredbirds.com/aldos
Sunday, August 25 at 2:05: Fan Appreciation Day presented by Hunter Fan Company (all fans receive a voucher good for a game in 2020); Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sunday (free ice cream for kids upon entering); pregame player autographs presented by Allegiant Air; specialty ticket that includes a St. Louis Cardinals adult road alternate jersey available at www.memphisredbirds.com/cardinals; kids run the bases after the game
Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7:00: Triple A-National Championship Game presented by Ephesus Sports Lighting

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