FRISCO, Texas (June 30, 2017) - Tulsa's Walker Buehler dealt 5 1/3 dominant innings to beat the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, 6-0 Friday night in the middle game of a three-game series at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
- Tulsa starter Walker Buehler earned the victory, striking out seven over a career-high 5 1/3 scoreless innings. The Dodgers' No. 4 prospect (according to MLB.com) allowed just two hits and one walk, retiring 12 of his final 14 batters.
- The Drillers took a 6-0 lead after scoring four runs in the third inning. Matt Beaty's two-run home run against Riders starter Cody Palmquist capped the big frame..
- Riders relievers Joe Filomeno , Brady Feigl , Clayton Cook , and Nick Gardewine combined to fire six shutout innings of relief, scattering five hits.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Luis Marte: 2-3
- Isiah Kiner-Falefa : 1-3, walk
- Joe Filomeno: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
NEWS AND NOTES
- Scott Heineman extended his on-base streak to 16 games with a walk in the first inning.
- With another hit Friday, Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .533 (8-15) on his current four-game hitting streak.
- The Riders were shut out for the fifth time this season, striking out a season-high-tying 13 times.
Riders vs. Tulsa, Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Ariel Jurado (7-5, 4.16 ERA) vs. LHP Chris Rearick (0-1, 3.27 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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