FRISCO, Texas (June 18, 2017) - Midland's Beau Taylor homered in the top of the ninth to break a 1-1 tie, handing the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, a 2-1 loss Sunday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark in the series opener.
- Beau Taylor broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth inning, hitting a solo home run against Riders reliever Brady Feigl to give Midland a 2-1 lead. Taylor had both RBIs for the RockHounds Sunday, including an RBI single in the sixth that broke a scoreless tie.
- The Riders tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on Luke Tendler's two-out double to right field, scoring Michael De Leon .
- Frisco loaded the bases with nobody out in the seventh, but Midland reliever Lou Trivino found a way to escape the jam and keep the game tied, setting the table for Taylor's go-ahead homer in the ninth.
- Riders starter Pedro Payano and RockHounds starter Heath Fillmyer traded five scoreless frames before surrendering one run each in the sixth.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Luke Tendler: 3-4, two doubles, RBI
- Michael De Leon: 1-3, run
- Pedro Payano: 5 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
NEWS AND NOTES
- Pedro Payano struck out a season-high seven batters Sunday. Payano has allowed one run or fewer in three of his four Double-A starts with the Riders.
- Luke Tendler is 6-8 with five RBIs in his last two games against Midland.
- The Riders stranded eight runners on base, going 2-10 with runners in scoring position.
RoughRiders vs. Midland, Monday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Collin Wiles (5-3, 3.72 ERA) vs. LHP A.J. Puk (Double-A debut)
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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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