Clutch Relief, Timely Hitting Help Riders Prevail in 10
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Clutch relief pitching and timely hitting down the stretch carried the RoughRiders to a 5-4 win over Corpus Christi in 10 innings Tuesday night at Whataburger Field.
* Christian Lopes and Juremi Profar contributed two-out RBI singles in the 10th to put the Riders ahead for good.
* Reliever Peter Fairbanks worked out of a jam in the eighth, striking out consecutive hitters to escape a bases-loaded, one-out jam and keep the game tied. Fairbanks retired all five batters he faced, striking out four, to earn the win.
* Profar tied the game 3-3 with a two-run homer in the sixth.
* In his Double-A debut, Tyler Phillips allowed three runs on seven hits across five innings.
NOTABLE RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Tyler Phillips: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
* Peter Fairbanks: 1 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K (W)
* Juremi Profar: 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, R
NEWS AND NOTES
* Michael De Leon extended his hitting streak to seven games with a first-inning single.
* Fairbanks has retired all eight batters faced in his early tenure with the Riders, striking out six.
Riders at Corpus Christi, Wednesday, 6:15 pm
RHP Emerson Martinez (2-1, 5.35) vs. RHP Bryan Abreu (0-1, 8.00)
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