Round Rock out-slugs New Orleans, 11-7
ROUND ROCK, TX – The Round Rock Express scored the final six runs of the game in the seventh and eighth innings to rally past the New Orleans Baby Cakes, 11-7, in front of 11,723 at Dell Diamond on Saturday evening.
The Express jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first with a three-run home run by Kyle Tucker. The ‘Cakes answered with a three run third and a two-run homer from Pete O’Brien.
Matt Snyder tied the game with an RBI double in the fifth inning but the Express answered again scoring a run in the home half of the inning on a Taylor Jones RBI single.
New Orleans grabbed the lead in the seventh scoring three to make it 7-5. The Express offense exploded for four in the seventh and two in the eighth to take the game.
Yordany Alvarez league-leading 11th home run in the seventh to put Round Rock ahead for good. Ralph Garza earned the win out of the bullpen for the Express while Dylan Lee suffered the loss.
Round Rock out hit New Orleans 17-10, New Orleans made two costly errors allowing a pair of unearned runs.
New Orleans (12-10) goes for the series win on Sunday in the finale of the five-game series.
GAME NOTES: Matt Snyder extended his hit streak to nine games.
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