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Express fall behind in series against Nashville Sounds

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Round Rock's most recent home series took an unfortunate turn. 

After a successful road trip that saw the Express win four of their last five road games, the team dropped four of five games in the most recent five-game home series against the Nashville Sounds. 

The lone win of the set came on Thursday night, when Express outfielder Yordan Alvarez continued his torrid home run pace with a pair of long balls and Round Rock beat Nashville 10-4. 

The Sounds then won four straight, capped off with a 12-inning game that finished 8-6 on Monday night. 

Round Rock combined for three home runs in the first four innings and got out to a four-run lead, but Nashville rallied with one run in the eighth and three runs in the ninth to send the game to extras. 

The teams traded runs in the 11th before a two-out single in the 12th gave the Sounds the lead for good. 

Express starter Rogelio Armenteros (1-3, 4.91 ERA) went five innings in his eighth appearance of the season, allowing one run on two hits with five strikeouts and three walks. 

Round Rock’s Jamie Ritchie (0-1, 9.00), a catcher by trade, suffered the loss after he was called on to pitch the 12th inning of relief. The righty allowed two runs, only one of which was earned, on three hits while notching a strikeout in his first career pitching performance.

The Express begin their final series of the homestand on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. and continuing through Friday as they welcome in their I-35 Rivalry Series foe the San Antonio Missions.

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