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The Frisco RoughRiders hadn't scored in the first 11 innings of the Texas League Championship Series. But back-to-back productive frames helped even things up.
Elvis Andrus and Jose Vallejo keyed a two-run fourth that carried the RoughRiders to a 4-3 win over the Arkansas Travelers on Wednesday at Dickey-Stephens Park, tying the best-of-5 series at 1-1.
With the game deadlocked, 2-2, Andrus ripped an RBI triple to center field, then scored on Vallejo's single.
The lead was big enough for Neftali Feliz (2-0), who allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and two walks while fanning six and walking two over six innings. The 20-year-old right-hander has 17 strikeouts in two postseason starts.
After Alfredo Gonzalez fanned four over two scoreless frames, Andrew Laughter hurled a perfect ninth to notch his first playoff save.
Andrus, Vallejo and Emerson Frostad each had two hits and an RBI for Frisco, which hosts Game 3 on Friday.
Arkansas' Hank Conger delivered a two-run single in the first, giving him a league-leading 10 RBIs.
But Frisco tied it in the third as Frostad stroked a run-scoring single and Dustin Majewski came home on an error by first baseman Mark Trumbo.
Travelers starter Robert Mosebach (0-1) was reached for four runs -- three earned -- on five hits in 3 1/3 innings, walking four and striking out one.
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