The Winnipeg (5-2) took the last of six lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against the El Paso (1-7), securing a 9-7 victory on Thursday at ,Cohen Stadium, El Paso, Tx.
Josh Mazzola put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Winnipeg . He singled in the fourth inning, doubled in the eighth inning, and tripled in the tenth inning.
Craig James got the win, running his season record to 2-0. James struck out two, walked one and gave up one hit.
Geivy Garcia (0-2) took the loss for the El Paso . He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked none, struck out two, and allowed three runs.
Chris Roberson, Yurendell de Caster and Mazzola helped lead the Winnipeg . They combined for six hits and five RBIs.
Thanks to four runs on four hits in the top half of the first, the Winnipeg had the early lead. A single by Jon Weber, scoring Price Kendall started the inning off. The Winnipeg then tacked on more runs when Roberson scored on a sacrifice fly by de Caster, Weber scored on an RBI single by Matt Cusick, and Alen scored on an RBI single by Amos Ramon.
The Winnipeg posted one run in each of the third, sixth and ninth. In the third, the Winnipeg scored on a solo home run by de Caster.
The El Paso scored two runs of their own in the sixth. The El Paso scored on an RBI single by Bryan Frichter and an RBI double by Javier Brito.
The lead stayed with the Winnipeg after the tenth, when they scored two runs on an RBI single by Kendall and an RBI triple by Mazzola.