L – Rowe (1-1)
HR – Botts (4), Teagarden (3), Duran (1)
31-28, 2.0 GU
German Duran hit is first minor league home run of the year on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a round-tripper. He had one homer during his time with the Rangers.
Taylor Teagarden followed Duran's shot with a solo homer. The hit broke a brutal 0-for-21 slump for the catcher. He also singled in the game.
Starter Steven Rowe surrendered six runs – five earned – on seven hits in four innings. He allowed his runs on a pair of three-run homers.
Joaquin Arias played shortstop and went 0-for-4 at the plate. He has gone 4-for-34 over his last eight games with no walks and no extra-base hits, dropping his average to .277.
36-20, 8.0 GU
Frisco had the day off. They will travel to San Antonio for a four-game set beginning on Wednesday evening.
W – Lueke (2-1)
34-24, 4.0 GB
Evan Reed has seen his share of ups and downs with Bakersfield this season, but he posted his third consecutive quality start on Tuesday. The pitcher allowed one run in six innings, giving up three hits and walking four. Reed struck out four batters.
Left fielder Chad Tracy (.258/.339/.371) was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Jose Vallejo, John Whittleman and Mauro Gomez also singled and walked.
Truan Mehl and Chris Gradoville each went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.
Reliever Josh Lueke (3.71 ERA/.212 BAA) went three innings for the second consecutive outing. He also tossed three scoreless innings for the second straight outing. Lueke gave up just one hit, walked none, and struck out four.
Shortstop Marcus Lemon was just 1-for-4, but he singled home the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
L – Tatusko (1-2)
39-15, 5.5 GU
The L-Kings had nine players named to the Midwest League All-Star team on Tuesday.
The players selected were Jose Felix, Ian Gac, Jonathan Greene, Renny Osuna, Mitch Moreland, Tim Smith, Neftali Feliz, Kennil Gomez and Derek Holland.
Osuna (2/4, 2B, BB), Gac (1/4, 2B), Smith (2/4), Greene (1/3, BB), and Felix (2/3) celebrated their honors with strong nights at the plate.
Starter Ryan Tatusko lasted four innings. He gave up two runs on four hits, issuing two walks and fanning four.
Fabio Castillo struggled for the second consecutive outing. The prospect coughed up three runs – all coming on a Mike Moustakas home run – on two hits and a walk.
Chris Dennis fanned two in a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 0.51.
L – De Leon (0-1)
1-2, 1.0 GB
Kelvin De Leon, a 6-foot-6 hurler, gave up two runs on two hits in five innings of work on Tuesday. The 19-year-old gave up two hits – one of which was a two-run homer – while walking two and punching out eight.
The Rangers had just two hits on the day. They came from CF Ariel Ventura (1/4) and DH Alejandro Selen (1/3).
Relievers Carlos Hernandez and Francisco Mendoza each gave up one hit and struck out one in a shutout inning.
L – Solano (0-1)
1-2, 1.0 GB
Infielder Alfredo Chalas turns 17-years-old this month. He led the DSL Rangers on Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and three runs batted in.
CF Ramon Mota (1/4, 3B) also tripled.
Starter Kelvin Borjas yielded three runs, two earned, in 3 2/3 frames. He permitted two hits, walked one, and punched out five.
Yet another Kelvin – this time Kelvin Arrendell – hurled 2 2/3 shutout innings. He allowed two hits and struck out two.
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