Baseball Briefs: Cubs & Royals Tonight

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CHC-5, KCR-0; vs. CHC- 7:15 tonight on Real Country 97.3 and Boomer 1490/104.1

Lincoln Saltdogs

Tillman Pugh entered his at bat in the bottom of the 12th inning 0-8 in the series.  Then, the designated hitter crushed a walk-off home run off the scoreboard in left-center field to carry the Gary SouthShore RailCats to a 2-1 win over the Lincoln Saltdogs on Tuesday night.

The game was a pitchers’ duel.  RailCats (43-30) starting pitcher Gabe Perez carved up the Saltdogs (34-40).  He allowed just three hits and did not allow a run over eight innings of work.  The right-hander struck out a season-high nine batters and did not issue a walk.

Saltdogs starter Austin Robichaux was nearly as good.  The tall right went seven innings and surrendered just one run on seven hits.  He caught two runners stealing and induced a double play to help limit the Cats’ offense.

The Saltdogs try to win the rubber match today in Gary. First pitch is at 7:10 PM.