Tulsa scores 10 late runs to top Riders 12-3

Kiner-Falefa drives in a pair but Riders lose series opener

Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in a pair of runs in Wednesday's 12-3 loss to Tulsa. (Patrick Cavey/MiLB)

By Frisco RoughRiders | July 5, 2017 11:05 PM

TULSA, Okla. (July 5, 2017) - Behind 10 late runs, the Tulsa Drillers pulled away late in a 12-3 win over the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, Wednesday night at ONEOK Field.

BIG MOMENTS

  • Tulsa rightfielder Quincy Latimore broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth, cracking a three-run home run against Riders starter Yohander Mendez to give the Drillers a 5-2 lead. Tulsa scored four more runs in the seventh and three in the eighth, taking a 12-3 lead to seal the victory.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in a pair of runs for the Riders, tying the game at 2-2 in the third with an RBI double. The Riders catcher plated another in the top of the seventh to pull the Riders within two at 5-3.
  • The Riders and Drillers traded one-run innings between the bottom of the first and the top of the third before the Drillers pulled away for good in the sixth.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 2-5, double, RBI
  • Luke Tendler: 2-5, double
  • Luis Marte: 2-4

NEWS AND NOTES

  • With two more hits Wednesday, Luis Marte is 9-19 (.474) in his past five games.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa plated a pair of runs Wednesday, increasing his team lead to 35 runs batted in. He also added to his team lead in doubles (19) and multiple-hit games (25).
  • Riders reliever Shane McCain broke a scoreless streak of 5 1/ 3 innings after allowing four runs in the seventh inning.

WHAT'S NEXT

Riders at Tulsa, Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Ariel Jurado (7-5, 4.08 ERA) vs. LHP Chris Rearick (0-1, 6.00 ERA)
Video: MiLB.tv
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio App, MiLB First Pitch App

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.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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