Joseph, Lopes lead the way for Round Rock’s seventh win in a row


Tommy Joseph and Christian Lopes each homered and drove in two runs as the Round Rock Express defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers 7-2 on Thursday. With the victory, the Express swept the four-game series — a first for this season — and extended its win streak to seven games.

Omaha (35-43) tied the game 2-2 in the fifth after Humberto Arteaga scored on a ground out and Frank Schwindel hit an RBI single.

The Express (37-42) took the lead in the sixth inning when Tony Sanchez hit a two-run double. Round Rock scored five runs over the sixth and seventh innings.

Cliff Pennington singled to score Hanser Alberto in the seventh before a homer by Lopes made the lead five runs.

Tayler Scott (3-2) got the win in relief while Omaha starter Jonathan Dziedzic (3-7) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.

Express starter David Hurlbut left a tied game after allowing two runs on 10 hits through 5 2/3 innings.

For the Storm Chasers, Cam Gallagher doubled and singled. Arteaga singled three times.

Willie Calhoun went 2-for-4 with a run scored for Round Rock.

Joseph got the Express on the scoreboard early as he hit a two-run homer in the first inning.

Despite the seven-game winning streak, the Express remains 10 games behind first place Memphis in the American South division.



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