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Chihuahuas bite 51’s 6-5, Now sit 1/2 game out of first place

The El Paso Chihuahuas trailed by two runs with one out in the ninth inning Monday but came back to beat first place Las Vegas 6-5. Hector Gomez laced a three-run triple in the ninth inning to put the Chihuahuas ahead.

Closer Jon Edwards left the tying run on at second base to secure his league-leading 23rd save of the season.

The two teams swapped runs all game in a close contest that included five lead changes. Gomez went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs, falling a single shy of the Chihuahuas’ first cycle.

Ramiro Pena went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the seventh inning, which at the time broke a 2-2 tie. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo homer, his fifth longball in only 13 Triple-A games.

The Chihuahuas have won three of their last four games. El Paso now sits in second place, a half-game out of first with eight games to play including three against Las Vegas.

Gameday Box Score: http://www.milb.com/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2015_08_31_elpaaa_lvgaaa_1&mode=gameday

Team Records: El Paso (73-63), Las Vegas (74-63)

Next Game: Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. El Paso LHP Jason Lane (10-9, 5.71) vs. Las Vegas RHP Logan Verrett (4-2, 3.57). Game coverage begins at 7:55 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com

El Paso 6 Las Vegas 5 – Monday

WP: Mateo (3-0)

LP: Church (6-3)

S: Edwards (23)

Time: 2:53

Attn: 3,858

Author: EP Chihuahuas

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