Memphis scored two in the ninth but it wasn't enough. Mike O'Neill did his usual getting on base business by walking three times. Greg Garcia collected three hits and two runs batted in. Ryan Jackson and Travis Tartamella both had two hits and an RBI.
Memphis remains two games behind Omaha in the division race.
Sunday's game: at Iowa, 1:05 pm CT, Nick Additon (9-7, 4.10)
Springfield took a lead in the first with three runs then followed in the seventh with their final run. Jonathan Cornelius pitched terrifically, giving up one earned on three hits in seven innings. He struck out nine. Jose Almarante and Lee Stoppelman combined for two scoreless innings with Stoppelman getting his sixth save.
The Cards remain one game behind Arkansas for first place in the North Division second half standings with nine games remaining.
Sunday's game: at Tulsa, 7:05 pm CT, Richard Castillo (7-9, 4.40)
Palm Beach came back to score two runs in the eighth inning to take the lead and win. In his A-Advanced debut, Charlie Tilson singled twice in four at bats. David Popkins and Jacob Wilson both had RBI doubles.
Sam Gaviglio, in his first game back at Palm Beach after rehabbing in the Gulf Coast League, pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings with one unearned run given up. The sinkerballer walked one and struck out five with 13 groundouts induced. Corey Baker pitched 2 1/3 scoreless in relief while Dean Kiekhefer retired the last three batters in the ninth.
The Cards are three games back with eight to go. Four of those games will be against first-place Charlotte.
Sunday's game: vs. Bradenton, 5:05 ET, Kyle Hald (5-8, 4.73)
For the second consecutive night, Peoria was shut out. As an offense they combined for just four hits in 32 at bats. The base hits were all singles by Breyvic Valera, Trevor Martin, Nick Martini, and Ildemaro Vargas.
In seven solid innings, Kyle Helisek gave up one earned on three hits. He walked two and struck out seven.
With nine games left, the Chiefs are three games behind Clinton in the wild card race.
Sunday's game: at Cedar Rapids, 2:05 pm CT, Cory Jones (7-1, 1.58)
State College won for the ninth consecutive time by plating seven in the eighth inning of a scoreless game. Mason Katz' only hit was a two-run RBI double. Michael Schulze had two hits and an RBI and pinch hitter Ronald Castillo had an RBI single.
Player of the Day Jimmy Reed struck out five and gave up only two hits in six shutout innings. The strong-armed Dominican Victor De Leon blew away three batters with strikeouts in two scoreless frames. Jacob Booden completed a rare feat with four strikeouts in the ninth inning due to a missed catch error at first base.
State College remains in the Pinckney Division lead by two games over Jamestown.
Sunday's game: vs. Auburn, 6:05 pm ET, Kevin Herget (5-0, 2.54)
Both teams struggled on defense with a total of six errors committed.
Dailyn Martinez allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits. He walked three and struck one in five innings of work. Luis Perdomo allowed an earned run in the sixth inning and took the loss. Nick Lomascolo struck out two in a scoreless frame. Zach Loraine finished with a scoreless inning.
Steve Bean singled twice, doubled, and had an RBI.
With six games remaining, the Cards are three games out of first and 2.5 games back of the second divisional playoff spot.
Sunday's game: at Danville, 4:00 pm ET, TBA
Sunday's game: The Gulf Coast League is off Sunday.
The Cardinals finished their season with a win. Jorge Baez broke the 2-2 tie in the top of the ninth with a two-run triple.
Baez' big hit made a winner out of Victor Encarnacion, who threw the final 3 1/3 innings of hitless, scoreless ball. Starter Ramon Santos fanned eight in 5 2/3. One of his two runs allowed was unearned.
Sunday's game: None. The 2013 DSL regular season has concluded. The playoffs begin on Monday, but the Cardinals are not participating.
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