MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Redbirds (23-27) came back twice against the San Antonio Missions (Brewers) Sunday night at AutoZone Park and led 4-2 after the sixth inning, but the Missions scored the final five runs of the game and earned a 7-4 win.Adolis Garcia was 3-for-4 with a double,
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Memphis Redbirds (23-27) came back twice against the San Antonio Missions (Brewers) Sunday night at AutoZone Park and led 4-2 after the sixth inning, but the Missions scored the final five runs of the game and earned a 7-4 win.
Adolis Garcia was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored, and Drew Robinson also doubled and tripled in the game. He drove in two runs.
Ryan Helsley started and gave up one unearned run without a hit in 3.0 innings. He walked two and struck out two.
The game was tied at 1 until the top of the sixth, when San Antonio (30-20) plated a run to take a 2-1 lead. The Redbirds responded with three in the home-half, leading 4-2 after Garcia and Robinson hit back-to-back run-scoring triples. Dominic Leone, in the game as a relief pitcher, made his first professional at-bat and had an RBI groundout for the third tally of the frame.
The Missions came back with two runs in the seventh to tie the game again, before they broke it open with three runs in the top of the ninth on a Tyler Saladino home run. Saladino drove in five runs in the game and also had a three-bagger.
The Redbirds went down in order in the bottom of the ninth to end the ballgame.
Garcia had an outfield assist to nail a runner at the plate.
A day after his 19-game hitting streak ended, Rangel Ravelo went 1-for-4 with a walk.
San Antonio has now defeated Memphis seven-straight times.
The Redbirds and Missions continue their series with a doubleheader tomorrow afternoon, with the first of two seven-inning games starting at 1:05 p.m. with the second to follow approximately 30 minutes after the first finishes. The Redbirds remain home through Sunday, June 2.
Upcoming Games of Note at AutoZone Park
Monday, May 27 at 1:05 p.m. (doubleheader): Memorial Day doubleheader (one ticket is good for both games); Memorial Day Cookout specialty ticket available at www.memphisredbirds.com/memorialday
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