FRISCO, Texas (July 20, 2017) - One day removed from being one-hit by Corpus Christi, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, combined for a 10-hit attack in a 9-2 win over the San Antonio Missions Thursday at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
- Leading 2-1 into the fourth, Royce Bolinger clubbed a two-run home run, extending the Riders lead to 4-1. Jose Cardona's two-run blast in the sixth pushed the advantage to 7-2.
- The Riders scored in five of their eight innings at the plate Thursday, capping the big night with a two-run double from Luke Tendler in the bottom of the seventh.
- Riders starter Pedro Payano made it through six innings for the first time in 10 Double-A starts, earning his second win of the season. The righty allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
- The Missions took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Josh Naylor's sac fly. Ty France provided San Antonio's second run with a home run in the fifth.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Royce Bolinger: 2-4, home run, two RBIs, two runs
- Luke Tendler: 2-3, two doubles, two RBIs, two runs, walk
- Jose Cardona: 1-4, home run, two RBIs, run
- Pedro Payano: W, 6 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Riders scored nine runs in a game for the first time since July 1.
- San Antonio permitted nine runs for the first time since May 31. The seven-run margin of defeat was San Antonio's largest since an eight-run loss at Midland April 22.
- Hitting one after the other in the order, Luke Tendler, Royce Bolinger and Eric Aguilera combined to go 6-11 at the plate with five RBIs.
- Andy Ibanez went 1-3 Thursday and is 8-23 (.348) in his last six games.
- Frisco has received a quality start in three consecutive games and four of the last five contests.
Riders vs. San Antonio, Friday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: LHP Yohander Mendez (6-6, 3.78 ERA) vs. RHP Cal Quantrill (0-0, 6.75 ERA)
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About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 130 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.
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