Express split home series with Cubs


The Express settled for a series split in their most recent homestand against the Iowa Cubs that finished up Sunday afternoon. 

After the league-mandated off day on Monday, Round Rock (34-23) is 1.5 games behind the San Antonio Missions (36-22) in the PCL American Southern Division. 

The Express are on the West Coast for the next seven games in Las Vegas and Salt Lake before returning home for a seven-game homestand against the Reno Aces and division-leading Tacoma Rainiers beginning June 12. 

Round Rock outfielder Yordan Alvarez continues to stay hot, hitting his 21st home run of the season in an 8-5 loss in the series finale against the Cubs on Sunday afternoon. He’s tied for the PCL lead this season. 

After winning PCL Pitcher of the Week and flirting with a perfect game last week, Cy Sneed (3-6, 4.76 ERA) took the loss on Sunday, allowing six runs on eight hits over five innings. Iowa hit six home runs in the win, the most Round Rock has allowed in a single game since 2008.  

Round Rock won on Friday and Saturday. Rogelio Armenteros allowed one run on three hits over six innings in Friday’s 8-1 win while Reymin Guduan picked up a win in relief on Saturday night. 

Recently called up infielder Lorenzo Quintana smear a walk-off single on Saturday night to give Round Rock a 2-1 win on Saturday. 

Houston first-round pick Kyle Tucker continues to chug along with 16 home runs and 37 RBIs, trailing only the red-hot Alvarez for the team lead in both categories. Fellow first-rounder Forrest Whitley remains on the injured list since giving up seven runs on six hits in two innings on May 23. 

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