W - McClung (2-0)
HR - Teagarden (3, 4, 5)
20-10, 2.5 GU
The Express––led by catcher Taylor Teagarden––pounded out 18 runs on 17 hits during Sunday's contest.
Teagarden had perhaps his best game as a professional, going 3-for-4 with three homers, a walk, and seven RBI. Although the 27-year-old played only sparingly during his recent major league stint, he now has five round-tripper in his first seven Triple-A games.
Teagarden had Round Rock's only extra-base hits.
Brian Barden raised his average to .381 with three singles in three trips. He also walked once.
Chad Tracy (2/3, HBP), Doug Deeds (2/4, HBP), Luis Cruz (2/5) and Matt Kata (2/4) all singled twice.
Shortstop Omar Quintanilla, who was 1-for-4 with two walks, scored four runs in the game.
Round Rock hitters were an impressive 9-for-14 with runners in scoring position.
Starting pitcher Seth McClung survived through six innings to earn his second victory. The big righty yielded five runs on nine hits, walking two and striking out one.
L - Tufts (1-1)
HR - Stoneburner (3)
Following a rough initial few outings, right-hander Carlos Pimentel (4.97 ERA/.284 BAA) is showing signs of settling in. The 24-year-old permitted one run over a season-high 6.2 innings on Sunday. He gave up four hits, walked two, and struck out three.
Pimentel has produced the following line in his last four starts––23 ip, 17 h, 7 er, 9 bb, 15 k.
The Frisco offense produced just three hits in the game, and second baseman Davis Stoneburner provided the club's lone run with his solo homer in the fifth.
Renny Osuna (1/4) and Tom Mendonca (1/4) also singled.
The ‘Riders lost the game when reliever Tyler Tufts allowed a game-winning walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth. He allowed just that run in 1.2 innings.
W - Ross (4-1)
SV - Yan (3)
18-12, 3.0 GB
Robbie Ross (3.31 ERA/.242 BAA) bounced back from a couple tough outings to post six innings of one-run, four-hit ball against the first-place Salem club on Sunday. The southpaw walked two and fanned six.
Left fielder Jared Hoying moved into the leadoff spot on Sunday and showed immediate results, going 3-for-5 with a double and his fourth stolen base.
Chris McGuiness (1/4, 2B, BB) doubled and walked while Mike Olt (2/4, BB) singled twice and walked.
Centerfielder Ryan Strausborger, who was 1-for-3 with two free passes, stole his eighth base of the year.
Righty relievers Zach Osborne (2 IP) and Johan Yan (1 IP) closed out the victory with three total innings of hitless, scoreless ball. Both pitchers fanned two.
L - Rodebaugh (1-1)
19-10, 0.5 GB
Crawdads reliever Ryan Rodebaugh permitted his first run in 15.2 innings this season on Sunday. And unfortunately for him, that run also led to his first loss of the season.
Starter Matt Thompson dealt another strong outing, holding Greensboro to two runs over five innings. He yielded five hits, walked two, and fanned six.
Third baseman Christian Villanueva, who was 2-for-4 with his eighth double, had Hickory's only extra-base knock.
Centerfielder Teodoro Martinez singled in all four of his plate appearances. He had a stolen base and was caught stealing, making him 10-for-19 on the base paths this summer.
Tomas Telis (2/4) singled twice while Andrew Clark went 1-for-2 with two walks.
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