Dykstra earns second victory
Profar contributes two-run homer in rout of Sky Sox.
— James Dykstra had his best start of the year and Jurickson Profar hit a tworun homer to lead the Round Rock Express over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 9-1 on Monday night.
Dykstra (2-6) lowered his ERA to 7.11. He allowed just one run, five hits and one walk over six innings, striking out four.
Colorado Springs (6844) leads the Pacific Coast League’s American Northern Division. The Express (54-61) are third in the American Southern Division but are 6-2 against the Sky Sox.
Colorado Springs scored first as Nick Noonan singled to start the second inning, Tyler Heineman moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt, and Kirk Nieuwenhuis singled him home.
Round Rock took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning. Kevin Torres hit a solo home run on the first pitch he saw after being promoted to Triple-A. Pete Kozma then singled, and Profar added the second home run of the inning.
The Express added two runs in the fourth on RBI doubles by Travis Snider and Jared Hoying.
Round Rock pulled away with four runs in the seventh thanks to run-scoring singles by Will Middlebrooks and Tyler Smith and a couple of errors.
Colorado Springs’ Michael Blazek (2-4) worked five innings, allowing five runs and nine hits while striking out one in the Pacific Coast League game.
Jurickson Profar’s homer put the Express ahead for good.