Express earn series win over Sounds


Ronald Guzman drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning to lift the Round Rock Express to a 5-4 win over the Nashville Sounds at Dell Diamond Monday night. Preston Beck scored on the play that turned out to be the series clincher.

It was the second win in a row after the Express had fallen behind 2-1 on the season-opening series.

Beck finished the game 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored while Will Middlebrooks hit his third home run of the young season.

Cesar Puello and Ronald Guzman each went 2 for 3 with a run scored.

Luis Marte was 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. He got the Express on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth when he singled to score Puello.

The Sounds (2-3) had taken a 2-0 lead on a home run by Renato Nunez in the top of the inning, but that lead didn’t last long.

The Express (3-2) took its first lead when Doug Bernier singled to score Guzman and an error allowed Marte to cross the plate.

Middlebrooks homered in the fifth to give the Express a 4-2 lead before the Sounds worked their way back into the game.

Chad Pinder hit a RBI-single in the sixth and Franklin Barreto hit a sacrifice fly to bring home a run in the top of the seventh to tie the game.

Wesley Wright picked up the win as he allowed no runs on one hit through 2/3 of an inning.

Express starter Eddie Gamboa was set to win the game, allowing three runs on six hits through six innings, but Brady Dragmire’s blown save spoiled the effort.

Wright, Jaye Chapman and Keone Kela, who earned his first save of the season, held down the Sounds the rest of the way.



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