Round Rock 8, Zephyrs 7

ROUND ROCK, Texas — The Round Rock Express scored four first-inning runs, keyed by Robinson Chirinos’ three-run homer, Saturday and held off a late Zephyrs rally for an 8-7 win at Dell Diamond.

Yangervis Solarte had three hits and a home run for Round Rock.

The Zephyrs left 15 men on base in the game.

The Express led 8-2 heading into the ninth inning. But the Zephyrs sent 10 batters to the plate to score five runs. The Z’s had a pair or runners on when Ben Lasater popped up to end the rally. The Zephyrs left 15 men on base in the game.

Kevin Mattison led the Zephyrs with three hits and four RBIs.

Round Rock’s Josh Lindblom pitched five innings and allowed one run on four hits and earned his second win over the Zephyrs this season.

New Orleans starter Brad Hand lost for the first time, allowing six runs in 4.2 innings.

Sunday afternoon

WHAT: New Orleans Zephyrs at Round Rock Express.

WHEN: 1:05 p.m.

WHERE: Dell Diamond, Round Rock, Texas.

RADIO: WMTI-FM, 106.1.

PROBABLE PITCHERS: Round Rock: Right-hander Ross Wolf; New Orleans: Right-hander Doug Mathis.