Lopes Plays Pivotal Role in 10-9, 10-Inning Win
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Christian Lopes was 2-for-2 with a home run, four RBIs and two walks Saturday, as the Riders held on to defeat Corpus Christi 10-9 in 10 innings.
* Tony Sanchez put the Riders ahead for good in the 10th with an RBI double.
* Lopes broke a 5-5 tie with a monstrous three-run homer in the eighth. He also produced a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
* The Riders scored in six of their 10 trips to the plate Saturday.
* James Jones tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his first-career save.
NOTABLE RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Christian Lopes: 2-for-2, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R
* Josh Altmann: 2-for-5, HR, RBI
* Andretty Cordero: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, BB
NEWS AND NOTES
* Eliezer Alvarez walked four times Saturday, tying the franchise's single-game record.
* The Riders improved to 10-4 in one-run games and 5-2 in extra innings.
Riders at Corpus Christi, Sunday, 6:15 pm
RHP Tyler Phillips (0-1, 3.97) vs. RHP Cristian Javier (0-1, 6.00)
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