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Chihuahuas Ground Grizzlies Again 6-2; EP Tied for Best Record in AAA Baseball

Daniel McCutchen pitched six shutout innings in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 6-2 win over the Fresno Grizzlies Monday night at Chukchansi Park. McCutchen has allowed one earned run or less in three consecutive starts.

The Chihuahuas have won eight straight games, tying the team winning streak record originally set August 13-20, 2015.

Ryan Schimpf hit a solo home run in the second inning, his eighth longball in his last 11 games. Schimpf has homered in three consecutive games and went 3-for-4 Monday, the day he was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.

The Chihuahuas broke the game open with a five-run sixth inning, including an RBI double by Schimpf, a two-run double by Casey McElroy and a two-run home run by Jason Hagerty on the day he was activated from the disabled list.

Nick Noonan went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Manuel Margot went 2-for-5 and is now 19 for his last 43.

El Paso has won four consecutive series and will try for its second straight series sweep on Tuesday. The Chihuahuas’ 34-22 record is tied with the Nashville Sounds for the best record in Triple-A baseball.

Gameday Box Score: http://www.milb.com/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_06_06_elpaaa_freaaa_1&mode=gameday

Team Records: El Paso (35-22), Fresno (24-32)

Next Game: Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. vs. Fresno at Chukchansi Park. El Paso LHP Frank Garces (1-0, 2.97) vs. Fresno RHP Brady Rogers (4-3, 3.28). Game coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com

El Paso 6 Fresno 2 – Monday

WP: McCutchen (6-3)

LP: Musgrove (2-2)

S: None

Time: 2:31

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