Riders stifled by Missions in 6-3 defeat

Tendler homers for second-consecutive contest but Riders drop series opener

By Frisco RoughRiders | June 14, 2017 11:24 PM ET

FRISCO, Texas (June 14, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, dropped a 6-3 decision to the San Antonio Missions Wednesday night in the series opener at Dr Pepper Ballpark.

BIG MOMENTS

  • Already leading 2-0 after three, San Antonio extended its lead to 5-0 in the fourth on a three-run homer from Stephen McGee .
  • Luke Tendler homered to right-center field in the bottom of the fourth for the Riders, cutting the deficit to 5-1. It marked his second consecutive game with a long ball after homering in Tuesday's series finale at Midland.
  • An RBI double from Luis Marte in the seventh made it a 5-2 game. The Riders loaded the bases with nobody out later in the inning but reliever Aroni Nina escaped the jam with no further damage.
  • San Antonio starter Chris Huffman spun six innings of nine-hit ball to earn the win, surrendering two runs and two walks while fanning five.
  • Rangers rehabber Carlos Gomez went 0-3 in his first game with the Riders, flying out three times. The centerfielder had an outfield assist in the third inning.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

  • Luke Tendler: 1-4, home run, RBI, run
  • Luis Marte: 2-4, double, RBI
  • Andy Ibanez: 2-4, walk

NEWS AND NOTES

  • With his team-leading seventh home run Wednesday, Luke Tendler went deep in consecutive games for the second time this season, last going deep in back-to-back games May 23-24 at Northwest Arkansas.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa snapped his 19-game on-base streak, going 0-4. The streak stands as the second-longest for a Riders player this season, behind Scott Heineman's 25-game on-base streak from April 6-May 5.
  • Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with the Riders starting Thursday.

WHAT'S NEXT

RoughRiders vs. San Antonio, Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: LHP Yohander Mendez (4-3, 3.36 ERA) vs. RHP Brett Kennedy (5-3, 3.79 ERA)
Tickets: Click here
TV: Fox Sports Southwest, 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.

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