39-55, 15.0 GB
The Express and Redbirds were washed out by rain on Sunday evening. It was only the fifth rainout in Round Rock's 13-year history as a franchise. Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz was scheduled to make a rehab start in the game, but he'll instead pitch at Double-A Frisco on Monday.
L - Buckel (1-4)
10-12, 5.0 GB
Astros prospect Jarred Cosart held the ‘Riders hitless through the game's first five innings on Sunday before Jurickson Profar broke it up with a run-scoring triple.
Cosart pitched well but didn't quite cruise through the game despite the no-hit bid, as he threw 97 pitches in 5.2 innings and issued four walks. But he pitched well and the Hooks ultimately won the game.
Opposite Cosart, young Frisco starting pitcher Cody Buckel surrendered four runs––three earned––on five hits in five-plus innings. He walked three and struck out four.
Profar's triple would be Frisco's only hit of the game. He also walked in four plate appearances.
Lefty reliever Miguel de los Santos gave up a solo home run for the only damage against him in two innings. He struck out three. Veteran right-hander Ross Wolf worked around two singles in a scoreless eighth inning, fanning one.
14-9, 1.0 GU
The Pelicans were off on Sunday. They'll return to action with a four-game home series against Wilmington, beginning on Monday.
W - Lamb (4-6)
HR - Selen (5)
15-9, 0.5 GB
The Crawdads pounded out 13 runs on 14 hits in their eight-run victory over the Shorebirds on Sunday.
Making his first start in the field since July 3, second baseman Alejandro Selen continued to terrorize Sally League pitching. The slugging infielder went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBI.
In 16 games, the 23-year-old Selen is 26-for-57 (.456) with five doubles and five home runs. He has a .456/.500/.807 slash line and is batting an even .500 over his last 10 contests.
Chris Grayson (3/6, 2B), Zach Cone (2/5, 2B) and Jorge Alfaro (2/5, 2B) all added one double apiece. First baseman Jhonny Gomez was 1-for-1 but drew four walks––all four of Hickory's free passes in the contest.
Left-handed starting pitcher Will Lamb worked around four hits and four walks in five innings, limiting the damage to two runs allowed. He struck out two.
Nick McBride came out of the bullpen and tossed two hitless innings in relief of Lamb. He walked one and fanned a pair.
L - de los Santos (3-3)
8-22, 11.0 GB
The Indians wore Rangers uniforms on Texas Rangers Futures Night at Spokane's Avista Stadium. The club ultimately dropped its 10th consecutive game, falling to 8-22 on the season and 11 games out of first place.
Spokane has scored 16 total runs during the 10-game skid.
Starter Abel de los Santos was knocked around for four runs (three earned) in four innings pitched. He yielded six hits, walked two, and struck out five.
At the plate, DH Pat Cantwell, the Rangers' third-round pick in this year's MLB Draft, was the lone standout. He was 2-for-4 with his fifth double and a walk.
Guy Edmonds (1/4, 2B) also doubled while Ryan Rua (1/3, BB) singled once and walked once. First baseman Barrett Serrato went 0-for-1 but drew three walks.
Fireballing reliever Carlos Melo finished the game with two hitless and scoreless innings, walking one and striking out three.
W - Peralta (3-0)
SV - Schwendel (1)
HR - Gallo (10), Mazara (2)
12-8, 0.0 GU
Left-hander Aliangel Lopez entered Sunday's start having tossed nine hitless innings over his previous two outings, but he was knocked around by the Royals.
The 18-year-old Lopez yielded six runs (five earned) on nine hits in only two innings. But the Rangers' bats helped keep him off the hook.
Sluggers Nomar Mazara (2/5, HR) and Joey Gallo (2/4, HR, BB) launched back-to-back home runs in the first inning. Gallo's round-tripper was his 10th in 20 professional games.
The two-through-eight hitters in the Rookie Rangers' order all had multiple hits.
First baseman Ronald Guzman (2/5, 2B, 3B) doubled once and tripled once in five plate appearances. Janluis Castro (2/5, 2B) and Charles Moorman (2/3, 2B, 2 BB) each doubled once. Lewis Brinson (3/5) singled three times while Jamie Jarmon (2/5) singled twice.
Although Brinson has whiffed 30 times in his first 20 games, he's put together a strong .289/.340/.556 slash line.
Tall righty reliever Denny Peralta helped calm the Royals' bats by limiting the club to a run on six hits in 3.1 innings.
Paul Schwendel finished the game by retiring all 11 hitters he faced, striking out nine of them. The 6-foot-5 sinkerball specialist has 19 strikeouts and two walks in his first 12 professional innings.
Pitcher Jose Leclerc was the only Rangers farmhand to appear in Sunday's Dominican Summer League All-Star Game. The 18-year-old Dominican Republic native began the fourth inning on the mound and walked three batters, giving up one run, in two-thirds of an inning. He didn't allow a hit.
Although Leclerc didn't pitch well, the American League took home a 6-3 victory. He has a 1.46 earned-run average in 10 relief appearances on the season. Over 24.2 innings, he has allowed 18 hits, walked six, and struck out 20.
Leclerc's older brother, Anyelo, is currently pitching for the Rangers' rookie-level Arizona League team. They were teammates in the DSL last season.
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