Roth leads Round Rock to fifth straight win


Michael Roth tossed six scoreless innings, leading the Round Rock Express over the Oklahoma City Dodgers in a 3-1 win on Friday in Oklahoma.

The win makes it five straight, and 12 out of the last 15, for the Express. Round Rock is now just three wins away from getting back to .500. They still trail Memphis by double digits in the American South standings.

Roth (5-4) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked one while allowing three hits.

Round Rock (42-45) went up 3-0 in the third after Andy Ibanez hit an RBI single, bringing home Scott Heineman. Heineman went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

The Dodgers (45-38) cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Connor Joe hit an RBI triple, scoring Henry Ramos.

Brock Stewart (1-1) went four innings, allowing three runs and seven hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out four and walked two in the loss. R.J. Alvarez retired the side in order for his 18th save of the season. Alvarez has blown just one save this season.

The Express got the win with 11 hits, despite just one going for extra bases. Drew Robinson hit a triple for Round Rock.

Nick Noonan and Hanser Alberto each went 2-for-4 for the Express.

Kyle Garlick doubled and went 2-for-4 for the Dodgers.



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