FRISCO, Texas (July 15, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, were defeated 9-7 in 13 innings by the San Antonio Missions in the series finale Saturday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
- San Antonio broke the 7-7 tie in the top of the 13th inning, scoring on Nick Torres' RBI double and Ty France's run-scoring single to take a 9-7 lead.
- The Missions rallied in the top of the ninth, tying the game at 7-7 on an RBI single from Alberth Martinez .
- Trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh, Eric Aguilera launched a go-ahead three-run home run into the Choctaw Lazy River to give the Riders a 7-5 lead.
- Down 4-3 after six innings, San Antonio's Josh Naylor blasted a two-run home run in the top of the seventh, putting the Missions ahead 5-4.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Juremi Profar: 4-6, two doubles, RBI, two runs
- Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 3-6, double, HBP, three runs
- Luis Marte: 3-6, double, RBI, run
- Eric Aguilera: 1-5, home run, three RBIs, run, walk
NEWS AND NOTES
- Juremi Profar collected his second four-hit night of the season and team-leading ninth contest with three or more hits.
- With a three-hit game Saturday, Isiah Kiner-Falefa has nine multiple-hit outings in his past 18 games and leads the team with 28 multi-hit performances on the season.
- Seventeen of the 20 contests between the Riders and Missions have been decided by three runs or fewer.
- The Riders suffered their first four-game sweep since May 12-14, 2016 at Corpus Christi.
- At four hours and 47 minutes of game time, Saturday night's contest is tied for the sixth-longest game in team history.
Riders at Corpus Christi, Sunday, 6:05 p.m.
Probables: LHP Yohander Mendez (6-6, 3.94 ERA) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (MLB rehab)
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.
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