photo: Tyler O’Neill (Memphis Redbirds)
Results for the game played Saturday, September 9.
The Memphis Redbirds’ record-breaking 2017 season was in serious jeopardy late Saturday night. Trailing Colorado Springs by two runs in the seventh inning, the Redbirds came back to keep their title hopes alive with an 11-8 win in 10 innings in Game 4 of the Pacific Coast League American Conference Championship Series.
The Redbirds put up four runs in the seventh to take a 7-5 lead, and after the Sky Sox plated two in the eighth to tie it, Memphis came back again with four runs in the 10th.
Player of the Day Tyler O’Neill continued his hot hitting, going 3-for-6 with two doubles and four RBI. Adolis Garcia finished a triple short of a cycle, including a fifth-inning home run. Jeremy Martinez was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
O’Neill’s RBI came in the seventh and 10th innings, as he doubled home the tying and go-ahead runs in the seventh. The outfielder plated insurance runs with his two-run single in the 10th. Memphis opened the scoring in the 10th with a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.
Josh Lucas allowed a run in the bottom of the 10th but shut the door for the save. Starter Zac Gallen went five innings, giving up five runs, four earned, on eight hits. Mike Mayers tossed two shutout innings, before Mark Montgomery gave up two runs in the eighth. Miguel Socolovich pitched a clean ninth, before the game was turned over to Lucas.
Sunday’s game: Memphis at Colorado Springs, 2:30 pm CT, Matt Pearce. This is the winner-take-all Game 5. If the Redbirds win the series, they will host PCL Championship Series games at AutoZone Park Tuesday and Wednesday,
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