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SPRINGFIELD, Mo--The Springfield Cardinals close out a close game at Hammons Friday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Wednesday news broke that Springfield's Marco Gonzales was added to the Texas League North Divisions All-Star team and Friday against the Naturals Gonzales showing why that was a good idea.

In the bottom half of the 1st Cody Stanley hits a pop fly to left center. Jacob Wilson tags and scores. 1-0 Cards lead.

In the 4th bad bounce for Marco Gonzales gets Juan Graterol on three strikes but the ball bounces off the plate, no chance for Stanley. Jorge Bonifacio comes home to tie the game at 1-1.

But Gonzales comes back strong. Strikes out Mark Trelkeld to end the inning. Gonzales had 10 strikeouts and just 2 hits in 6 innings.

Bottom half of the 4th. The pitch goes by the Nats catcher Cards Johnathon Rodriguez comes in from third. Making it 2-1 Springfield.

Cards win by that score 2-1. 

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