Five-Run Sixth Vaults Missions to 5-3 Win over Riders
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (August 23, 2017) - Franmil Reyes and Nick Torres each homered in San Antonio's five-run sixth inning as the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, dropped a 5-3 decision to the Missions Wednesday night at Nelson Wolff Stadium.
BIG MOMENTS * Trailing 1-0 into the bottom of the sixth, Franmil Reyes' grand slam and Nick Torres' solo shot vaulted the Missions ahead 5-1. * San Antonio starter Joey Lucchesi earned the win, tossing eight innings of two-run ball. The lefty yielded five hits and a walk with four strikeouts. * Luis Marte's solo blast in the top of the sixth broke a scoreless tie, giving the Riders a 1-0 lead. * Rangers rehabber Jake Diekman tossed a perfect inning, striking out two in his third rehab outing. Nine of his 13 pitches were strikes.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS * Luis Marte: 2-3, home run, RBI, run * Scott Heineman: 1-3, walk * Royce Bolinger: 1-3, double, run * Jake Diekman: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K
NEWS AND NOTES * Jake Diekman tossed another perfect inning Wednesday. Through three rehab outings with the Riders, the southpaw has retired all nine men faced. * Scott Heineman extended his on-base streak to 10 games with a single and a walk. In his past seven games, the outfielder is hitting .560 (14-25). * Collin Wiles permitted his 19^th and 20^th home runs this season Wednesday, tied with teammate Yohander Mendez for the most long balls surrendered in the Texas League.
WHAT'S NEXT Riders at San Antonio, Thursday, 7:05 p.m. Probables: LHP Yohander Mendez (7-7, 3.68 ERA) vs. LHP Eric Lauer (3-3, 4.81 ERA) Video: MiLB.tv Audio:, TuneIn Radio App (http://tunein.com/station/?StationId198325), MiLB First Pitch App (http://www.milb.com/milb/mobile/)
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