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Championship Can Wait: OKC dodges ELP Sweep with Friday Night Win

The Oklahoma City Dodgers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday to come back and beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 4-2 to force a fourth game in the 2016 Pacific Coast League Championship Series.

The Chihuahuas lead the best-of-five series two games to one.

Patrick Kivlehan started the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning against rehabbing Dodgers lefty Brett Anderson. Anderson pitched five strong innings, allowing one run, while tossing only 54 pitches.

With the score tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh, Hunter Renfroe hit a ground ball double down the left field line, advanced to third base on Kivlehan’s groundout to second base and scored when Diego Goris pushed a single through the drawn-in infield.

The Chihuahuas lead was short lived, as the Dodgers scored three runs on three hits in an eight-batter bottom of the seventh inning.

The Chihuahuas were held to five hits, with Kivlehan as the only Chihuahua collecting multiple hits. El Paso starter Bryan Rodriguez allowed one run in five innings, the only tally he’s let up in 10 postseason innings this year.

Gameday Box Score: http://www.milb.com/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_09_16_elpaaa_okcaaa_1&mode=gameday

Team Records: El Paso (2-1), Oklahoma City (1-2)

Next Game: Saturday at 6:05 p.m. Pacific Coast League Championship Series at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. El Paso TBA vs. Oklahoma City RHP Alfredo Figaro (1-0, 1.29). Game coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso andwww.epchihuahuas.com.

Oklahoma City 4 El Paso 2 – Friday

WP: LeCure (1-0)

LP: Moskos (0-1)

S: Rhame (2)

Time: 2:33

Attn: 6,630

 

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