Redbirds Take Game 1 in Memphis

El Paso Chihuahuas vs the Omaha Storm Chasers at Southwest University Park, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre/El Paso Chihuahuas (Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

By El Paso Chihuahuas | September 13, 2017 11:36 PM ET

Memphis 6 El Paso 4 - Wednesday

WP: Hudson (1-0)

LP: Huffman (0-1)

S: Lucas (1)

Time: 2:56

Attn: 3,787


The El Paso Chihuahuas rallied late but lost to the Memphis Redbirds 6-4 at AutoZone Park Wednesday night. The victory gave the Redbirds a one game to none advantage in the best-of-five PCL Championship Series.


The Redbirds knocked Chris Huffman out of the game after three innings, ending a string of five consecutive strong starts by Huffman. Tyler O'Neill went 1-for-4 with a home run for Memphis, his fourth homer in five postseason games this year.


Chihuahuas' leadoff hitter Travis Jankowski reached base four times Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a double and two walks. Dusty Coleman went 1-for-4 with a two-run single in the eighth for the Chihuahuas.


Wednesday was the second Championship Series Game 1 in Chihuahuas' history. El Paso defeated Oklahoma City 7-5 in the opener of the 2016 Championship Series.


Box Score:,game_tab=,game=525189


Team Records: El Paso (0-1), Memphis (1-0)


Next Game: Thursday, 11:05 am at AutoZone Park. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (0-0, -.--) vs. Memphis RHP Kevin Herget (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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