photo: John Nogowski (Springfield Cardinals FANatic Photos)
Results for the Arizona Fall League game played on Tuesday, October 24.
Withstanding a three-run rally in the ninth inning by the home team, the Surprise Saguaros held on for a 4-3 Tuesday victory over the Salt River Rafters. With the win, the Saguaros are 6-6 this season.
Cardinals reliever Arturo Reyes was on the mound when the Rafters scored three times in the bottom of the ninth, as he allowed five consecutive hits – including two doubles, a triple along with a stolen base. All the damage was done with no outs before Reyes buckled down with a strikeout-lineout-strikeout to end the game and strand the tying run in scoring position. This was the first time the right-hander was scored upon in five AFL outings.
John Nogowski started at first base for the Saguaros and the number six hitter went 1-for-3 with a double, a run batted in, a walk, and two runs scored. His second run, in the top of the ninth, turned out to be especially important as it became the winning margin.
The other Cardinals position player involved in Tuesday’s action was shortstop Edmundo Sosa, who had a seventh inning single in four at-bats from the eight hole.
Wednesday’s game: Surprise at Glendale, starter TBA, 2:35 p.m. CT
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