Riders Bid for First-Half Title Falls Short in Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. - The RoughRiders came up just short in their bid for a first-half title Monday, falling 5-3 in Tulsa.
* The Riders built a 3-0 lead by the middle of the second, including RBI singles from All-Stars Juremi Profar and Charles Leblanc in the first inning, before Tulsa scored five unanswered to secure the win.
* Starter Edgar Arredondo fired five strong innings, allowing three runs on six hit across five innings in a no-decision.
* Reliever Matt Bush worked another 1 1/3 scoreless innings and hast yet to allow a run with the Riders this season in 4 1/3 frames.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS
* Edgar Arredondo: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K
* Matt Bush: 1 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
* Charles Leblanc: 1-for-3, RBI, BB
NEWS AND NOTES
* Second-half play begins Tuesday in Tulsa. The Riders will be seeking their first playoff berth since winning the second half in 2014.
Riders at Tulsa, Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.
RHP Jonathan Hernandez (2-5, 5.92) vs. LHP Ben Holmes (1-0, 3.86)
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