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McAllen Thunder vs Rio Grande Valley Whitewings: 2-6

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The Rio Grande Valley Whitewings survive the McAllen Thunder 6-2 thanks to Baez's late-game heroics

Story by Narrative Science.

Welinson Baez brought home the go-ahead run to give the Rio Grande Valley Whitewings (38-29) the lead in the sixth inning, as the Rio Grande Valley Whitewings hung on to beat the McAllen Thunder (25-43) 6-2 on Saturday.

Leivi Ventura singled to start the sixth. He then went from first to second on a passed ball. Finally, Baez came to the plate with the score tied at one in the sixth inning, and singled, bringing home Ventura.

The Rio Grande Valley Whitewings were led by Baez's hitting. Baez went 2-4, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the sixth and eighth innings.

It was a good day at the plate for the Rio Grande Valley Whitewings' Ventura. Ventura went 2-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He singled in the sixth and eighth innings.

Celson Polanco racked up seven strikeouts in the the Rio Grande Valley Whitewings win. Polanco allowed two earned runs on nine hits and three walks over eight innings.

Frank James couldn't get it done on the mound for the McAllen Thunder, taking a loss. He lasted just seven innings, walked one, struck out three, and allowed four runs.