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Chihuahuas snap five-game skid Thursday night with win over Tacoma

The El Paso Chihuahuas jumped out to an early 11-0 lead and never looked back, defeating Tacoma 11-3 Thursday night at home.

The Chihuahuas scored three in the first, two in the second, and exploded for six in the third to take command early.

Cory Spangenberg punctuated El Paso’s early dominance with a grand slam in the bottom of the third that gave the Dogs their 11-0 lead. Spangenberg had 5 total RBI on the night and reached base four times.

Brett Nicholas hit a three-run homer for the Dogs in the bottom of the first. That blast was his tenth home run of the season.

El Paso’s 11 runs came on just seven hits – the same total that the Rainiers recorded in the game.

Luis Perdomo pitched six strong innings for the Chihuahuas, giving up two earned runs on five hits. He also notched six strikeouts and improved to 3-1 on the year.

The Chihuahuas snapped a five-game losing streak with the win. They had also lost seven of their previous eight before getting back on track Thursday night.

El Paso improved to 19-16 on the season while Tacoma fell to 16-18.

The Rainiers have still taken two of the first three games of the series with one more to come Friday night at 7:05 p.m.

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