FRISCO, Texas (August 5, 2017) - Rangers pitcher Tyson Ross struck out eight over seven innings, helping the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Rangers, snap a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 triumph over the Corpus Christi Hooks Saturday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
- Rangers rehabber Tyson Ross lasted seven frames in the victory, allowing one run on four hits, while walking two and striking out eight. Ross threw 96 pitches (62 strikes) in his second rehab start with the Riders.
- The Riders backed Ross with three runs in the fourth inning, highlighted by Jose Cardona's two-run double to make it 3-0.
- Ryne Birk's RBI single in the top of the seventh made it 3-1, accounting for Corpus Christi's lone tally.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
- Tyson Ross: W, 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
- Jose Cardona: 1-4, double, two RBIs
- Luke Tendler : 1-2, two walks, run
- Michael O'Neill : 1-1, two walks, HBP, run, stolen base
NEWS AND NOTES
- The Riders struck out 11 batters Saturday and have fanned 34 hitters over the first three games of the series with Corpus Christi.
- With Tyson Ross' quality start Saturday, the Riders have now received four consecutive quality starts but are 1-3 in those games.
- The Riders have tallied 10 runs in their past six games after scoring 16 runs in the four contests prior.
Riders vs. Corpus Christi, Sunday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Richelson Pena (2017 Riders debut) vs. RHP Yoanys Quiala (2-3, 4.06 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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