Franmil Stays Hot as Missions Roll in Opener

By San Antonio Missions | July 31, 2017 10:56 PM ET

A career-high seven-RBI night from Franmil Reyes powered San Antonio to a 12-0 rout of Corpus Christi Monday at Wolff Stadium.

Fresh off a big performance in Sunday night's comeback win over Frisco, Reyes picked up right where he left off Monday night. After hitting a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth Sunday, the right fielder opened scoring Monday against righty Brock Dykxhoorn with a three-run opposite-field blast to right in the second. San Antonio tacked on a fourth run in the frame with an Auston Bousfield RBI-single to center.

An inning later, Reyes went deep yet again, connecting on a two-run shot to left off Dykxhoorn that made the score 6-0.

San Antonio kept the party going in the fourth with a four-run rally that upped the lead to 10. The first two runs came on shortstop Javier Guerra's homer down the right-field line off Dykxhoorn (3-5). Reyes would set a new career high in RBI when he brought home the other two with a single off reliever Yoanys Quiala. All of the Missions' first 10 runs were charged to Dykxhoorn, who allowed 11 hits in just three and two-thirds innings.

Josh Naylor, who finished with a game-high four hits, made the score 11-0 in the fifth with an RBI-single to left center off Quiala. Two innings later, Noah Perio capped scoring with an RBI-single to right off Quiala.

San Antonio finished with a season-high 20 hits in the win, with seven different players collecting multi-hit games and all nine pickup at least one hit.

The offensive onslaught was more than enough for right-hander Brett Kennedy, who picked up his league-leading 11th win of the season after tossing six innings of three-hit ball. Kennedy (11-5) struck out six against three walks and threw 69 of his 108 pitches for strikes.

T.J. Weir and Yimmi Brasoban combined on the last three innings to secure San Antonio's league-leading 11th shutout of the season.

San Antonio (22-16, 63-45) resumes its three-game series with Corpus Christi (18-20, 52-56) on AARP's $2 Tuesday presented by KCWX. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Eric Lauer (2-2, 6.75) will get the ball for the Missions, while the Hooks counter with fellow lefty Framber Valdez (4-2, 4.55).

Notes: The seven RBI for Reyes were the most for a Mission since Jaff Decker drove in seven on April 23, 2011 at Midland.

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

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