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Taveras Homers in Narrow Loss to Drillers

July 18, 2019 - Texas League (TL) - Frisco RoughRiders News Release

TULSA, Okla. - Rangers sixth-rated prospect Leody Taveras hit his first Double-A home run and tied a career-best with four RBIs in a 7-6 loss in Tulsa Wednesday night.

SYNOPSIS

* Taveras clubbed a three-run homer in the second to put the Riders ahead 3-0 and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth to establish a 5-4 lead. He finished 2-for-4 with a career-high-tying four RBIs and scored twice.

* Down 7-5 entering the ninth, the Riders plated a run on a sacrifice fly from rehabber Isiah Kiner-Falefa and eventually got the tying run to third base but couldn't bring him in.

KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS

* Leody Taveras: 2-for-4, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

* Andretty Cordero: 2-for-4, 2 R

* Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 0-for-3, RBI, HBP (rehab)

NEWS AND NOTES

* Infielder Michael De Leon played his first-career game at first base Wednesday.

WHAT'S NEXT

Riders at Tulsa, Thursday, 7:05 pm

RHP Tyler Phillips (2-7, 6.80) vs. RHP JoJo Gray (first app.)

Video: MiLB.tv ||| Audio: RidersBaseball.com, TuneIn, MiLB First Pitch app


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