Grand Praire, TX — El Paso built a generous lead with five runs in the seventh, but the Diablos had to survive a dangerous late rally from the AirHogs before securing a 9-6 victory in Grand Prairie. Both teams kept things close for much of the game and had a pair of runs by the sixth, including an RBI triple from both sides. El Paso broke away in the seventh with a five-run inning, capped off by a solo home run by RF Welington Dotel. That marks the 12th time Dotel has crossed home plate in the last 13 games for the Diablos.
Another RBI triple for the Diablos, this time from CF Gabe Suarez, increased their lead to five runs in the eighth. The AirHogs put together three runs across the final two innings and then loaded the bases. With two outs, Grand Prairie had the potential to win the game with a home run. But El Paso narrowly escaped with the final putout and the win. Suarez ended the game with the most impressive outing, going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs.