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Drillers Fall, End Playoff Hopes

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The Tulsa Drillers entered Saturday's game with Northwest Arkansas needing a win to stay alive in the Texas League North Division playoff race.

The Naturals had other ideas.

The Drillers held a 1-0 lead until the top of the seventh inning.  That's when Northwest Arkansas woke up offensively, scoring three runs in each of the last three innings to win 9-2.

Tulsa now trails the Naturals by three games with just two left to play.  The loss is the Drillers' third in a row, after a record-tying nine straight wins.