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Salt Lake and El Paso split a doubleheader Sunday at Smith's Ballpark. In the first game, Hunter Renfroe and Ryan Schimpf homered, leading the Chihuahuas to a 7-0 victory. In the second game, Kaleb Cowart doubled twice and drove in two runs during the Bees' 6-5 win.
Turning Point • In the opener, El Paso bunched five hits during a three-run second inning against losing pitcher Yunesky Maya (2-2). In the second game, Jefry Marte's two-run double with two outs in the third helped Salt Lake build a 5-0 lead.
Bees MVP • In his first start since signing a minor league contract, second-game starter Kyle Kendrick allowed three hits in five scoreless innings. He left following the sixth, after allowing back-to-back-to-back homers.
Hidden Hero • El Paso starter Carlos Pimentel's outstanding effort in the first game was overshadowed by the Chihuahua's 14-hit attack. He scattered five hits and threw 81 pitches in seven innings, including only 47 through five.
Flashing Leather • In the third inning of the opener, El Paso's James Looney drilled a wicked line drive toward right field. But Marte, Salt Lake's first baseman, dove to his right and made a spectacular catch.
Quoteworthy • Asked out Kendrick's performance, Salt Lake manager Keith Johnson said, "… Overall it was great. He was crisp. He mixed it up good. I thought it was a positive outing."
Angel Angle • Trying to hold his spot in L.A.'s rotation, Matt Shoemaker struggled in Seattle's 9-4 win over the Angels. He allowed seven runs on six hits in three innings, including a pair of homers.
HISTORY LESON • On April 24, 1998, Todd Ritchie ties a franchise record by striking out five straight batters during Salt Lake's 3-2 win over Vancouver.
What's next • El Paso (Daniel McCutchen, 2-1) vs. Salt Lake (Tyler Skaggs, 0-1), Monday, 6:35 p.m. TV: none, Radio: 1280-AM.
American North W L Pct. GB
Omaha (Royals) 9 6 .600
Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 7 7 .500 1½
Colorado Spr. (Brewers) 6 7 .462 2
Iowa (Cubs) 4 8 .333 3½
American South W L Pct. GB
Round Rock (Rangers) 8 5 .615
Memphis (Cardinals) 7 6 .538 1
Nashville (Athletics) 7 7 .500 1½
New Orleans (Marlins) 6 8 .429 2½
Pacific North W L Pct. GB
Tacoma (Mariners) 10 4 .714
Fresno (Astros) 7 6 .538 2½
Reno (Diamondbacks) 5 9 .357 5
Sacramento (Giants) 4 11 .267 6½
Pacific South W L Pct. GB
Salt Lake (Angels) 11 4 .733
Albuquerque (Rockies) 9 6 .600 2
Las Vegas (Mets) 6 7 .462 4
El Paso (Padres) 4 9 .308 6
Oklahoma City 13, Iowa 5
Albuquerque 6, Las Vegas 5
Memphis 6, Round Rock 4
New Orleans 4, Nashville 3
Omaha 6, Colorado Springs 5, 10 inn.
El Paso 7, Salt Lake 0, 1st game
Reno 12, Fresno 7
Sacramento 10, Tacoma 5, 6 innings
Salt Lake 6, El Paso 5, 2nd game
Round Rock at Memphis, 5:35 p.m.
New Orleans at Nashville, 5:35 p.m.
Colorado Springs at Omaha, 5:35 p.m.
Oklahoma City at Iowa, 5:38 p.m.
El Paso at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.
Sacramento at Tacoma, 7:05 p.m.
Fresno at Reno, 7:35 p.m.
Albuquerque at Las Vegas, 8:05 p.m.