Early Hooks Hits Best Riders
FRISCO, Texas - Luis Mendez blasted a home run but the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, couldn't overcome an early Hooks lead and fell 3-1 Thursday at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
* The Hooks commanded a 2-0 lead in the first after a trio of base hits.
* Luis Mendez scored the sole Frisco run, a home run in the third inning.
* Wei-Chieh Huang threw two hitless innings of relief, allowing one walk and striking out three.
* Delino DeShields went 0-for-2 with two walks in his third rehab game with the RoughRiders.
KEY ROUGHRIDERS PERFORMERS
* Luis Mendez: 1-for-3, HR, RBI, R
* Wei-Chieh Huang: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
* Delino DeShields: 0-for-2, 2 BB (rehab)
NEWS AND NOTES
* The loss makes Friday's contest against Corpus Christi a must-win for Frisco to stay in playoff contention.
* Friday is the last home game at Dr Pepper Ballpark of the regular season.
Riders vs. Corpus Christi, Friday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: LHP Taylor Hearn (1-2, 4.95) vs. RHP Corbin Martin (7-2, 2.78)
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio, First Pitch App
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