Cardinals rally late for 7-2 win in Tulsa

By Springfield Cardinals | July 9, 2019 11:19 PM

TULSA, Ok. -- The Springfield Cardinals (8-11, 38-51) struck for five runs in the final two frames to take a 7-2 win against the Tulsa Drillers (10-9, 47-41) on Tuesday night.

DECISIONS:
W: RHP Alex FaGalde (2-1)
L: RHP Parker Curry (1-4)
S: RHP Kodi Whitley (4)

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED:
-The Cardinals jumped ahead in the first with an RBI single by 1B Yariel Gonzalez and an RBI fielder's choice from LF Justin Toerner.

-Tulsa got one run back in the second on an RBI double by LF Carlos Rincon, cutting the Cardinals lead to 2-1.

-After RHP Alex FaGalde kept the one-run lead intact through the sixth, Tulsa tied it, 2-2, with a solo shot from 3B Cristian Santana to start the seventh.

-The Cardinals grabbed the lead right back in the top of the eighth when CF Dylan Carlson led off with a double, moved to third on a sac bunt by LF Chase Pinder and scored later on an RBI single by Gonzalez for the 3-2 lead.

-Springfield padded the lead with four runs in the ninth. C Jose Godoy drove in two with a bases-loaded double, followed by an RBI groundout from Gonzalez and an RBI single by Toerner, opening the advantage to 7-2.

NOTABLES:
-RHP Alex FaGalde tossed 7.0 innings with just two runs on four hits and one walk, striking out six. He retired 12 in a row from the end of the second through the first two outs of the sixth.

-CF Dylan Carlson returned from the MLB All-Star Futures Game with a 3x5 night, including a double and three runs.

-1B Yariel Gonzalez went 2x5 with three RBIs, extending his hitting and RBI streaks to four games. He has nine RBIs during those four games.

-RHP Kodi Whitley slammed the door with two scoreless innings to earn his fourth save.

-Tulsa RHP Parker Curry got the loss but tossed 6.1 one-run innings, at one point retiring 18 straight batters.

WHAT'S ON DECK:
-The Cardinals conclude the trip in Tulsa on Wednesday at 7:05pm. Catch all the action live on Jock 98.7 FM and SpringfieldCardinals.com, and tune in 15 minutes early for the Harbell's Grill and Sports Bar Pregame Show.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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