Chihuahuas Win to Force Game 5

El Paso Chihuahuas vs the Memphis Redbirds in game 4 of the PCL Finals at Southwest University Park, Saturday, September 16, 2017, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre/El Paso Chihuahuas (Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

By El Paso Chihuahuas | September 17, 2017 12:31 AM ET

El Paso 5 Memphis 1 - Saturday

WP: Nix (1-0)

LP: Gallen (0-1)

S: None

Time: 2:28

Attn: 4,067


The El Paso Chihuahuas scored all five of their runs in the bottom of the third inning Saturday and beat the Memphis Redbirds 5-1. The eight-batter rally included an RBI single by Rafael Ortega, a sacrifice fly by Hunter Renfroe and a three-run home run by Nick Buss. Jacob Nix allowed only one run in his Triple-A debut, pitching 6.2 innings for El Paso to earn the win.


The victory sets up a decisive Game 5 for the 2017 Pacific Coast League Championship Sunday at 6:05 pm. It is the first Game 5 in Chihuahuas' postseason history and the first Game 5 in the PCL finals since 2015, when Fresno defeated Round Rock at home. The Chihuahuas are attempting to be the first PCL team since Tucson in 1991 to win a championship series after being down two games to zero.


The Chihuahuas have won two games in a row and all three home playoff games this season. El Paso pitching has held Memphis to only three runs in the last 31 innings.


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Team Records: Memphis (2-2), El Paso (2-2)


Next Game: Sunday, 6:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Memphis RHP Matt Pearce (0-0, -.--) vs. El Paso RHP Kyle Lloyd (0-0, -.--). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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