El Paso 5 Salt Lake 4 - Saturday
WP: Magill (6-4)
LP: Scribner (9-3)
S: Jester (3)
The El Paso Chihuahuas knocked off the Salt Lake Bees 5-4 Saturday to win their second consecutive game against the top team in the division. El Paso has won four of six games and with a victory Sunday would sweep the Bees in the final game before the Pacific Coast League all-star break.
Saturday's contest was tied at three in the bottom of the sixth when Jabari Blash rocked a two-run double off the left field wall. The Bees scored once and put the tying run on at third base in the top of the ninth inning but Jason Jester got a game-ending groundout to clinch his second save in as many days.
Blash reached base four times Saturday, going 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Nick Buss had two more hits in four at bats and now has a .389 average as he nears the required number of plate appearances to qualify for the league batting title. Dusty Coleman went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in the Chihuahuas' win.
El Paso has scored in the first inning in its last three games. The Chihuahuas have now won three of their four series against Salt Lake this season.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/bees-vs-chihuahuas/2017/07/08/504703#game_state=live,game_tab=,game=504703
Team Records: Salt Lake (49-40), El Paso (43-46)
Next Game: Sunday, 10:05 am at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Alex Meyer (0-0, 6.16) vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (1-7, 6.09). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
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