SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Springfield Cardinals returned home to Hammons Field Friday night to open a short four game homestand against Tulsa.
This could be a preview of the playoffs, Tulsa won the north first half, and the Cards lead in the second.
St. Louis promoted closer Jorge Rondon to Memphis and sent Michael Blazek back to Springfield.
The Cards flashing the leather in the first, Mike Zaunich singles to left, Corey Dickerson rounds third and heads for home, play at the plate and he's out.
Bottom of the first, Cards threatening, Greg Garcia at third, Jamie Romak lines out to right, Garcia tries to score, he's thrown out at home.
Springfield would take the lead in the second, Travis Tartamella singles to left, Jose Garcia scores it's 1-nothing.
But Tulsa would jump in front in the third, Zaunich singles to center, Corey Dickerson and Jimmy Cesario both score and it's 2-one Drillers.
Springfield pitcher Carlos Martinez settled down and he ends the fourth by striking out Tim Torres swinging.
The Cards got a tenth inning RBI single from Romak and won their fifth straight 4-3.