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Frenso Grizzlies take on the El Paso Chihuahuas at Southwest University Park, June 9, 2017 El Paso, Tx

Gallery+Story: Chihuahuas Bag Grizzlies 14-12; Close in on First Place

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored 14 runs in the first five innings of their 14-12 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies Friday night. El Paso has won five of its last six games and now sits only four games out of first place and two wins from a .500 record.

The first eight batters reached in El Paso’s eight-run bottom of the fourth inning, one shy of the team record for runs in an inning. All nine Chihuahuas had at least one hit. El Paso’s 14 runs fell three shy of the team record for runs in a game.

Jabari Blash went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs, his third homer in his last four games.

Diego Goris went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, with three coming in on a bases loaded double. Goris is now 2-for-2 with six RBIs in his three bases loaded plate appearances this year. The Chihuahuas offense had seven walks, good for a 2017 single-game high.

Next Game: Saturday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Fresno RHP Trent Thornton (2-2, 4.71) vs. El Paso RHP Matt Magill (3-3, 3.79). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |   Team Records: Fresno (29-33), El Paso (30-32)

El Paso 14 Fresno 12 – Friday

WP: Jester (2-0)

LP: Deetz (0-2)

S: None

Time: 3:36

Attn: 8,679

Photos courtesy Ace Acosta, El Paso Herald-Post Chief Photographer

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