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Triple-A Playoffs Recap: El Paso And Gwinnett Take Series Lead

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El Paso Carlos Asuaje hit a key bases loaded double scoring all three runs to pull the Chihuahuas within a run at 5-4 in the bottom of the third inning. Photo by Gabe Rodriguez/LOD

PACIFIC LEAGUE FINALS – Game 1

El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Oklahoma City Dodgers 5

In Game 1 of the Pacific Coast League Championship series, the El Paso Chihuahuas rallied in the bottom of the eighth inning with three runs to overcome a 5-4 deficit and take a 1-0 lead in the best of five game series.

The Dodgers took a quick lead in the top of the first inning with four runs highlight by RBI doubles from Kyle Farmer and Will Venable. Then added a run in the top of the second to take a 5-0.

But the Chihuahuas scored four in the bottom of the third with Carlos Asuaje tying the game at 4-4 with the three-run double.

Then in the bottom of the eighth, El Paso scored three runs and completing their come from behind victory to take game one of the series.

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS – Game 1

Gwinnett Braves 7, Scranton/WB RailRiders 4

The Braves survived a late rally from the RailRiders to hold on for the 7-4 victory and a one game lead in their best of five game series.

The Braves put the game away early with six runs in the first inning highlighted by a three-run home run off the bat of Sean Kazmarand RBI singles from Braeden Schlehuber and Emilio Bonifacio.

The RailRiders scored a run in their half of the second inning on a home run from Jake Cave. But the Braves bullpen would shut down the Scranton’s offense for six innings, before RailRiders added three runs in the bottom of the eighth to pull within two runs at 6-4.

But the Braves added an insurance run in the top of the ninth to take a 7-4 lead and held on for the victory.

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