Hoying’s heroics lift Express past Cubs, 10-9


Jared Hoying hit an RBI-double that proved to be the game-winning hit as the Round Rock Express defeated the Iowa Cubs 10-9 Monday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Express (6-6) went into to the top of the ninth inning tied with the Cubs at 9-9 after giving up relief pitcher Allen Webster gave up four runs in the seventh inning.

Left-hander Ryne Slack got the win in his first career appearance at the Triple-A level. Slack struck out the only batter he faced.

Nick Martinez got the start for the Express and threw four innings while giving up five runs and five hits, including two home runs. He struck out three and walked one.

Round Rock took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Second baseman Drew Robinson hit a leadoff single before scoring on Preston Black’s double. Travis Snider singled to score Robinson and Ronald Guzman hit a single that scored Hoying, who reached base on a one-out walk.

The Cubs (6-6) answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning, but the Express got them back in the second inning with solo home runs from Doug Bernier and Will Middlebrooks.

Iowa tied the game in the fourth inning, but the Express strung four runs over the next three innings to take a 9-5 lead before the Cubs tied it in the bottom of the seventh.

Round Rock opens an eight-game homestand beginning with the first of a four-game series with the Omaha Storm Chasers. Dillon Gee (0-2, 7.20 ERA) is set to make the start for the express. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.



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