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The Frisco RoughRiders continued a six-game series at home while the other teams across the DFW metroplex were idle.

Here is what happened on the field and behind the scenes.


Frisco RoughRiders (16-19, third in Texas League South Division, seventh in AA Texas League)

Last Game: RoughRiders 7, Amarillo Sod Poodles 1

After a Ryan Bliss home run in the top of the first, Frisco scored seven unanswered to win its third consecutive game. Aaron Zavala, Nick Tanielu, and Thomas Saggese all homered, while Trevor Hauver and Liam Hicks drove in runs, and Evan Carter stole home. RoughRiders’ pitching limited Amarillo to just two hits, led by starter Ryan Garcia, who earned his first win of the season.

Noteworthy: Frisco starting pitchers now have 22 strikeouts in the first three games of this series.

— Tanielu is 5-11 with four home runs and 11 RBIs this series. He leads Frisco with six home runs this season and became the first player in franchise history to hit two home runs in the same inning on Wednesday.

— Rangers No.2 prospect Owen White takes the mound as the series continues Friday night.

Next Up: Sod Poodles (15-21) at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m. CT Friday



Texas Rangers (26-17, first in American League West)

Noteworthy: Shortstop Corey Seager rejoined the team on Wednesday after missing 31 games with a hamstring injury. Catcher Sam Huff was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

— Outfielder Adolis Garcia leads the MLB with 46 RBIs this season, six more than Boston’s Rafael Devers.

— The Rangers hold a two-game lead over the Houston Astros in the AL West. Texas plays Houston again at the end of June.

— No.9 prospect Kumar Rocker has been shut down for the season and will have Tommy John surgery.

Next Up: Colorado Rockies (19-25) at Rangers, 7:05 p.m. CT Friday



Dallas Stars (series tied 0-0)

Noteworthy: The Stars kick off the Western Conference Finals in Las Vegas on Friday night. Dallas is 3-8-3 against Vegas since the Golden Knights entered the league but has won the last four games — including all three matchups during the regular season.

— The Stars are four wins away from their sixth Stanley Cup Finals appearance.

— Coach Pete DeBoer is the second coach in NHL history to take at least four different franchises to the conference finals and the only coach to do it in his first year with all four teams.

Next Up: Stars at Vegas Golden Knights, Game 1, 7:30 p.m. CT Friday

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