Payano Shuts Down Hooks, Riders Win 6-0
FRISCO, Texas -Pedro Payano threw six shutout innings to lead the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, to a 6-0 win over the Corpus Christi Hooks Wednesday at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
* Payano only permitted three hits in six innings, striking out six Hooks along the way.
* Jose Cardona and Josh Morgan plated a pair of RBI singles in the second to put the Riders ahead 2-0.
* The Riders capped their big night with a three-run eighth, including a two-run single from Eliezer Alvarez.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Pedro Payano: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (W)
* Eliezer Alvarez: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, R, SB
* Luis Mendez: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R
* Delino DeShields: 1-for-3, 2 BB, 2 SB (rehab)
* Ryan Rua: 0-for-2 (rehab)
NEWS AND NOTES
* The Riders moved within 1.5 games of first-place Corpus Christi with five games remaining.
* Wednesday's shutout win was Frisco's sixth of the season.
* Frisco has won 10 of its last 11 games against the Hooks.
Riders vs. Corpus Christi, Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
Probables: RHP Edgar Arredondo (0-3, 4.97) vs. LHP Ryan Hartman (10-4, 2.75)
Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn Radio, First Pitch App
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