El Paso 3 Memphis 0 - Friday
WP: Lockett (1-0)
LP: Helsley (0-1)
S: Quackenbush (1)
The El Paso Chihuahuas shut out the Memphis Redbirds 3-0 Friday to extend their season. The Redbirds currently lead the best-of-five Pacific Coast League Championship Series two games to one.
Walker Lockett pitched five shutout inning Friday, with relievers Tim Melville, Adam Cimber, Trey Wingenter and Kevin Quackenbush throwing a scoreless inning each to close the game. It was El Paso's first shutout of the postseason after six during the regular season.
Franchy Cordero went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBIs. It was his first homer of the postseason. Tony Cruz went 2-for-4 Friday and is now 8-for-20 this postseason. Friday was the second time in Chihuahuas' history the team won Game 3 after trailing a playoff series games two games to none, having also done it in 2015 versus Fresno.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/redbirds-vs-chihuahuas/2017/09/15/525191#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=525191
Team Records: Memphis (2-1), El Paso (1-2)
Next Game: Saturday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Memphis RHP Zac Gallen (0-0, -.--) vs. El Paso RHP Jacob Nix (0-0, -.--). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso.
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