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Tulsa managed just five hits in the contest, falling to the Cardinals in the series finale. Tulsa managed just five hits in the contest, falling to the Cardinals in the series finale.
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri -

The Tulsa Drillers continued to struggle Monday, dropping the final game of their road trip 4-0 at the hands of the Springfield Cardinals, dropping them to a 1-7 over their last eight games.

Springfield starter Seth Maness (1-0) kept the Drillers' offense in check, allowing just five hits and striking out eight batters in 7.2 innings of service. Edwar Cabrera (4-4) struggled, giving up three earned runs on six hits in six innings of service.

The Cardinals started off the scoring the bottom of the fourth, thanks to a Jeff Shaffer line drive single to center field, scoring Jermaine Curtis, taking a 1-0 lead.

The scoring continued in the bottom of the sixth, with runners on first and second, Xavier Scruggs doubled to left field, bringing Kyle Conley home to take a two-run advantage. Three batters later, Seth Maness sent a sacrifice fly to right field, bringing Jeff Shaffer home to make it 3-0.

Kyle Conley knocked a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to make it a four-run lead with just two innings to play.

Tulsa will take a day off Tuesday to return home, before taking on the Frisco Rough Riders at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

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