Arkansas 5, Tulsa Drillers 4

Monday, August 28th 2006, 5:53 am
By: News On 6

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Sean Rodriguez's leadoff home run in the bottom of the 9th inning lifts the Arkansas Travelers to a 5 to 4 win over the Tulsa Drillers.

Arkansas scored all of its runs Sunday on home runs. A 1st inning leadoff shot by Aaron Peel gave the Travelers a quick 1 nothing lead, and Greg Porter hit a 3 run homer in the 7th inning to give Arkansas a 4 to 3 advantage.

Tulsa tied the score in the 8th when Tino Sanchez drew a bases loaded walk from Arkansas reliever Bill Edwards, forcing home Seth Smith.

But Rodriguez, who homered in his first Class AA at bat 10 games earlier, bailed out the Travelers' bullpen by homering over the left field fence off Tulsa reliever Judd Songster.

Rodriguez finished 2 for 4 with a double and 2 runs scored.

Sanchez had a double, a solo home run and 3 RBIs for the Drillers.