Tulsa, OK - The Springfield Cardinals topped the Tulsa Drillers, 4-2, before 4,520 fans at ONEOK Field on Tuesday night.
After RHP Seth Blair (W, 2-3) and RHP Christian Bergman (L, 2-2) alternated three scoreless frames, the Cardinals (20-16) jumped in front in the top of the fourth inning. 3B Ruben Gotay led off with a double, followed by a bunt single from LF Chris Swauger to put runners at the corners. After a strikeout, SS Jake Lemmerman launched a three-run home run over the left field wall, swinging Springfield in front, 3-0.
Tulsa chipped away in the fourth and fifth frames. With two down in the fourth, LF Kyle Parker drove a solo home run over the right field wall to get the Drillers on the board. 1B Kiel Roling then led off the fifth with a solo shot of his own, bringing Tulsa within one run, 3-2.
However, Blair tossed a scoreless sixth and RHP Deryk Hooker dealt a scoreless seventh, before the Cardinals padded the lead in the eighth. Leading off the frame, CF James Ramsey hammered a solo home run to right field, stretching the advantage to 4-2.
Hooker logged a scoreless eighth, and then RHP Michael Blazek (S, 7) slammed the door in the bottom of the ninth, closing the 4-2 win for Springfield.
Click here for the complete box score from Tuesday's game.
The Cardinals continue the eight-game road trip in Tulsa on Wednesday at 11:05am. Catch all the action on JOCK 98.7 FM and SpringfieldCardinals.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for the Coyote's Sports Cafe Pregame Show.
Springfield returns home to begin an eight-game homestand on Wed., May 22 with a 7:05pm First Pitch against the Frisco RoughRiders. The homestand will feature the St. Louis Cardinals 2006 World Series Championship Replica Ring Giveaway (2,500 fans) on Thurs., May 23, AM Pyrotechnics Friday Night Fireworks featuring Country Music on Fri., May 24, the Yadier Molina Gold and Platinum Glove Award Giveaway (2,500 fans) on Sat., May 25 and much more! Click below to view the full rundown of promotions at Hammons Field.
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