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Redbirds open series with Tides with extra-inning loss

by Alex Coil

MEMPHIS, TN – The Memphis Redbirds continued a 12-game homestand with a 13-12 loss to the Norfolk Tides in the series opener on Tuesday night at AutoZone Park.

Top prospect Jordan Walker continued his hot stretch on Tuesday night. The right fielder went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a walk a day after his 21st birthday. The three-hit night is Walker’s second at Triple-A.

First baseman Luken Baker and catcher Ivan Herrera also put in huge nights. Baker drove in four runs, bringing his season total to 41 in a 3-for-5 effort with a walk. Herrera extended his hitting streak to seven games with a 2-for-5 game, including a two-run home run in the first inning.

Zack Thompson made his fourth start with the Redbirds this season. The left-handed pitcher lasted 2.1 innings, allowed six runs on five hits, walked four and struck out five.

The Redbirds (25-21) return to AutoZone Park on Wednesday, May 23 to continue a 12-game homestand at 12:05p.m. CDT. You can find more information on upcoming promotions at AutoZone Park here.

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