Chihuahuas ride new hurler to game 4 win; force decisive game 5, Sunday

Chihuahuas Chase D'Arnaud scores a run in the 3rd as part of a five-run inning in PCL Championship (gm 4).credit: CBS4

EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) -- The El Paso Chihuahuas scored all five of their runs in the bottom of the third inning Saturday and beat the Memphis Redbirds 5-1. The eight-batter rally included an RBI single by Rafael Ortega, a sacrifice fly by Hunter Renfroe and a three-run home run by Nick Buss. Jacob Nix allowed only one run in his Triple-A debut, pitching 6.2 innings for El Paso to earn the win.

This was the first Game 5 in Chihuahuas’ postseason history and the first Game 5 in the PCL finals since 2015, when Fresno defeated Round Rock at home. The Chihuahuas would have been the first PCL team since Tucson in 1991 to win a championship series after being down two games to zero.

The Chihuahuas have won two games in a row and all three home playoff games this season. El Paso pitching has held Memphis to only three runs in the last 31 innings.

Box Score:

El Paso 5 Memphis 1 – Saturday

WP: Nix (1-0)

LP: Gallen (0-1)

S: None

Time: 2:28

Attn: 4,067

Team Records: Memphis (2-2), El Paso (2-2)


Highlights from Game 3:

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