SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (July 10, 2017) - Luke Tendler went 4-4 with a home run and three RBIs, leading the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, to a 7-4, come-from-behind win over the Springfield Cardinals Monday night in the series finale at Hammons Field.
- Luke Tendler capped a big night with a game-tying single in the top of the seventh. Jose Trevino followed with an RBI single, putting the Riders ahead for good by a mark of 5-4.
- Reed Garrett induced an inning-ending double play in the seventh to escape a jam and preserve the lead.
- Luis Marte added important insurance runs in the eighth, driving in two runs with a triple.
- Prior to his late heroics, Tendler drove in a pair of runs with a single in the first inning and a solo homer in the third.
- Trailing 3-0 into the bottom of the fourth, the Cardinals rallied for four runs to take a 4-3 advantage. Jacob Wilson's RBI double and Gabriel Lino's three-run home run did the damage against Riders starter Yohander Mendez .
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Luke Tendler: 4-4, home run, three RBIs, run, walk
- Jose Trevino: 2-5, RBI
- Eric Aguilera: 2-4, double, run, walk
- Andy Ibanez: 1-3, double, two runs, two walks
NEWS AND NOTES
- Luke Tendler tied a career-high with four hits, marking the seventh time a Riders player has notched a four-hit game this year.
- With his home run in the third inning, Tendler took over the team lead in home runs (9).
- Scott Heineman extended his on-base streak to 25 games, tying a season- and career-high, with a triple and a hit by pitch.
- Eric Aguilera went 6-12 with two doubles, two home runs, and six RBIs in the three-game series in Springfield. In 23 career games at Hammons Field, Aguilera is 33-97 (.340) with six home runs and 20 RBIs.
Riders vs. San Antonio, Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Ariel Jurado (7-5, 4.39 ERA) vs. RHP Enyel De Los Santos (5-4, 4.55 ERA)
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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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