Oscar Mercado struck apinch-hit, two-run single to break an eighth-inning tie in the MemphisRedbirds’ 8-6 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Sunday night. The teamshave split the first two games of the series.
Two San Diego Padreshomered for the Chihuahuas Sunday on MLB rehab assignments. AustinHedges went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his second homer in three games withEl Paso this season. Hedges’ Padres teammate Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with a linedrive solo home run over the center field fence in the bottom of the sixth.
One night afterhitting for the cycle, Carlos Asuaje went 2-for-4 and has six hits in his lastnine at bats. Shane Peterson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the loss. Tyler Webbtossed a 1-2-3 top of the ninth inning for El Paso.
Memphis 8 El Paso 6- Sunday
WP: Gilmartin (4-2)
LP: Scholtens (1-4)
S: Mujica (5)
Team Records: Memphis (42-28), El Paso (34-36)
Next Game: Monday, 7:05 pm atSouthwest University Park. Memphis RHP Dakota Hudson (8-2, 2.18) vs. El PasoRHP Walker Lockett (2-5, 5.12). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.