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Late Redbirds homer gets Memphis past El Paso 5-3

John Nogowski hit a two-run, tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday night in the Memphis Redbirds’ 5-3 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas at AutoZone Park.

Ty France went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and three RBIs and is now 11 for his last 14 dating back to Thursday in Nashville. Bryan Mitchell had his best start as a Chihuahua Saturday, allowing only one run in five innings in a no-decision.

El Paso starters have allowed only two runs in 12 innings in the series against the Redbirds.

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was 0-for-1 with an RBI squeeze bunt in his second MLB injury rehab game for Memphis. Saturday’s two hour and 23 minute game was the shortest nine-inning game of the year for the Chihuahuas.

The Chihuahuas and Redbirds have split the first two games of the series.

Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at AutoZone Park. El Paso LHP Dillon Overton (6-4, 6.37) vs. Memphis RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (3-3, 3.90). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Memphis 5 El Paso 3 – Saturday  |  Box Score  |  Team Records: El Paso (66-46), Memphis (49-63)

WP: Cruz (4-6)  |  LP: Higgins (3-1)   |  S: Whitley (1)  |  Time: 2:23  |  Attn: 10,000

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