San Antonio, TX- The Springfield Cardinals capitalized on San Antonio's mistakes to take a 9th inning lead and Keith Butler closed the door stranding the tying and winning runs in scoring position to tally his league leading 23rd save.
Matt Jackson made the start for San Antonio, just his second home start of the season, against Richard Castillo coming off a seven inning shutout performance in Little Rock.
Springfield began the scoring in the 2nd inning as Xavier Scruggs was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on a one-out RBI double by Adam Melker to take a 1-0 lead.
In the 4th, the Missions tied the score as Dean Anna slugged a solo homer to right to make it a 1-1 game.
San Antonio threatened in the 5th against Castillo by getting a one out double and single to put runners on the corners, but the Cardinals' right hander got a poop up and a ground out to end the inning with score still tied 1-1.