Alberto’s single leads Round Rock over Nashville in 10 innings


Hanser Alberto hit an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Round Rock Express to a 2-1 win over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night in Tenn.

Hunter Cole scored the go-ahead run on the single after he started the inning on second.

R.J. Alvarez got Brett Vertigan to ground out with runners on second and third to end the game for his 13th save of the season. Alvarez leads the Pacific Coast League in saves.

The Express (32-42) tied the game 1-1 in the ninth when Drew Robinson hit a solo home run.

Round Rock starter David Hurlbut went six innings, allowing one run and five hits while striking out six. Brandon Mann (2-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Jeremy Bleich (1-1) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.

Robinson homered and singled in the win as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

Christian Lopes also had two hits for the Express as he went 2-for-3 and drew a walk. Scott Heineman had the only other extra-base hit for Round Rock. His double in the third inning was his 12th of the season.

Sheldon Neuse drove in the only run for the Sounds (33-39) in the fourth inning. Jake Smolinski scored on the play to give Nashville its only lead.



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