The El Paso Diablos (12-28) and the Sioux City Explorers (18-25) exchanged the lead five times on Saturday, but the El Paso Diablos ended up on top with a 5-3 win over the Sioux City Explorers.
The El Paso Diablos staved off the Sioux City Explorers as the Sioux City Explorers were unable to match the El Paso Diablos down the stretch.
The Sioux City Explorers scored one run in the seventh on an RBI double by Mike Bisenius. Still, the Sioux City Explorers couldn't catch the El Paso Diablos.
Scott Clement racked up two RBIs on two hits for the El Paso Diablos. He singled in the second inning and homered in the fifth inning.
Freddy Flores recorded his first win of the year for the El Paso Diablos. He allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out eight, walked two and surrendered six hits.
Jason Jarvis (4-4) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just 5 2/3 innings, walked two, struck out three, and allowed five runs.