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Montero Homers Again, Chiefs Win Sunday

Oviedo Earns Win with Quality Start
July 8, 2018

Appleton, WI - The Peoria Chiefs got a go-ahead sixth inning solo homer from Elehuris Montero and held on to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2-1 Sunday afternoon. The win moves the Chiefs to 10-6 in the second half and a Western Division best 49-37 overall.

Appleton, WI - The Peoria Chiefs got a go-ahead sixth inning solo homer from Elehuris Montero and held on to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2-1 Sunday afternoon. The win moves the Chiefs to 10-6 in the second half and a Western Division best 49-37 overall.

    The Chiefs took the lead in the second inning against starter Dylan File. Yariel Gonzalez reached on a pop-up to third base that was lost in the sun by Gabe Garcia. Julio Rodriguez singled to center and Matt Fiedler put the Chiefs on top 1-0 with a single to left. Rayder Ascanio bounced into a double play and File struck out Bryce Denton to strand Rodriguez at third base.
    Wisconsin tied the game in the third against Johan Oviedo. With one out, Zach Clark hit his sixth home run of the season down the left field line to even the score 1-1.
    The game stayed tied until the sixth inning when Montero led off with his 11th home run of the season and second solo shot in as many days against Wisconsin. The blast, his fourth against Wisconsin in 2018, put the Chiefs on top 2-1.
    Oviedo (4-7) earned the win as he allowed one run on three hits and four walks over six innings as he struck out five. Patrick Dayton walked two and allowed one hit while striking out two in one shutout inning. Zach Prendergast allowed a single and walked one while striking out three in one shutout inning. Kodi Whitley earned his fourth save with a perfect ninth inning.
Notes… Peoria is 9-3 against the Rattlers, clinching the season series with just four games left head-to-head…Montero has a 13-game hit streak, the longest on the team this season and the longest since Danny Hudzina hit in 14 straight to end last season…He has 22 hits during the streak…Montero is second in the MWL in total bases (148) and hits (93), third in average (.325) and fourth in RBI (54)…Davis has an 11-game hit streak…Peoria has 14 home runs against Wisconsin in 12 games this season, more than against any other team…Six of the 14 have come off File with two by Montero…Oviedo has three quality starts, two against Wisconsin this season…His last was on April 25, the last time he threw six innings…In three of his four starts in the second half, Oviedo has allowed just one run with at least five strikeouts…He has struck out five or more in eight outings this season…The Chiefs hit into two more double plays and lead the league in double plays hit into with 82…At 2:26 the game was the shortest 9-inning game for the Chiefs since a 2:19 game on May 30…The Cheifs are 44-7 when allowing four runs or less and 18-10 in one-run games…The series concludes Monday at 12:05 p.m. as the Chiefs start RH Paul Balestrieri (5-3, 3.86) against Rattlers RH Nelson Hernandez (9-5, 4.57)…The broadcast can be heard, starting with the Pre-Game Show at 11:50 1.m. on www.peoriachiefs.com/listenlive and is also available on the Peoria Chiefs Network in the Tune-In Radio App…The game is also available to subscribers on MiLB.TV.