Three of the local pro teams were in action Wednesday.
Here is what happened on the field and behind the scenes.
Texas Rangers (35-20, first in American League West)
Last Game: Detroit Tigers 3, Rangers 2
The Rangers were unable to finish the sweep in Detroit. Jake Rogers and Jake Marisnick gave the Tigers a two-run lead in the sixth, and Nathaniel Lowe cut it to one with an RBI single the following inning. Texas had the tying run in scoring position in the top of the ninth, but Lowe struck out to end the game.
Noteworthy: The Rangers maintain a three-game lead over the Houston Astros in the AL West. Texas’ 35-20 start is the best in franchise history.
— Marcus Semien continues to swing a hot bat. The second baseman is on a 20-game hitting streak, passing Ian Kinsler for the second-longest in team history. Semien is tied with rookie third baseman Josh Jung for the team lead among everyday players with a .295 batting average.
— Jung continues to make his case for Rookie of the Year. The third baseman is on a 14-game hitting streak after a two-hit day and leads all rookies in the MLB with 12 home runs.
Next Up: Seattle Mariners (29-27) at Rangers, 7:05 p.m. CT Friday
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Frisco RoughRiders (20-26, tied for fourth in Texas League South Division, tied for eighth in AA Texas League)
Last Game: San Antonio Missions 3, RoughRiders 0
The RoughRiders held the Missions to three runs, but the offense did not give starting pitcher Jack Leiter any run support. Frisco went 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left seven runners on base, while Michael De La Cruz and Connor Hollis carried the San Antonio offense.
Noteworthy: Frisco was shut out for the third time this season and finished with a 9-16 record in May.
— Leiter allowed two hits and one earned run across six innings. He finishes with a 1.67 ERA in the month of May after allowing just five runs.
— Pitcher Nick Krauth has been transferred back to Frisco from Triple-A Round Rock.
Next Up: Missions (25-22) at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m. CT Thursday
FC Dallas (6-5-4, fourth in Western Conference)
Last Game: Sporting Kansas City 2, FC Dallas 1
Sporting Kansas City jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first 60 minutes as Gadi Kinda scored a short-range goal, and Daniel Salloi added another 19 minutes later. Jesus Ferreira, FC Dallas’ leading scorer, helped his team avoid the shutout with a goal in stoppage time.
Noteworthy: FC Dallas suffers its first loss in three weeks. The team was 2-2-0 since a 2-0 loss to Nashville SC on May 10.
— Ferreira has nine goals this season and is one away from tying Kenny Cooper for the second-most goals in team history. He has also passed Diego Rossi and Landon Donovan for the second-most goal contributions (goals and assists) by an MLS player age 22 or younger.
Next Up: FC Dallas at Nashville SC (8-4-3), 7:30 p.m. CT Saturday