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Eighth-inning push falls short Wednesday

Sanchez homers in 4-3 loss to Cardinals
Tony Sanchez hit a home run in the third inning during Frisco's 4-3 loss to Springfield Wednesday. (Hannah Rainer/Frisco RoughRiders)
August 21, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2019) - The RoughRiders rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth inning but fell 4-3 to Springfield Wednesday night.SYNOPSIS* Down 4-1, the Riders plated a pair of runs in the eighth to draw within a run but were unable to complete the rally.* Tony Sanchez

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 21, 2019) - The RoughRiders rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth inning but fell 4-3 to Springfield Wednesday night.
SYNOPSIS
* Down 4-1, the Riders plated a pair of runs in the eighth to draw within a run but were unable to complete the rally.
* Tony Sanchez homered in the third to get the Riders on the board.
* Leody Taveras pushed his on-base streak to 11 games with a single in the eighth.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Tony Sanchez: 2-for-4, HR, RBI
* Blake Bass: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
NEWS AND NOTES
* Sanchez pushed his hitting streak to six games with another multi-hit showing. He is 11-for-24 on his current streak.
WHAT'S NEXT
Riders vs. Springfield, Thursday, 7:05 pm
RHP Collin Wiles (0-3, 8.05) vs. RHP Angel Rondon (5-4, 3.15)

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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 14 seasons (2005-2018). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. Since then, the new ownership group, together with the City of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise enhancements, investing over $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store and the world's largest water feature in a sports facility, the massive Choctaw Lazy River. These enhancements earned the Riders and the City of Frisco Ballpark Digest's prestigious "Best Ballpark Renovation" award for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016). More than 150 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler and Neftalí Feliz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Joey Gallo, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Rougned Odor. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Ryan Rouillard at [email protected].