August 11, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Kelvin Gutierrez delivered a run-scoring single in the 10th inning Sunday as the Omaha Storm Chasers edged the Las Vegas Aviators 4-3 in a Pacific Coast League game in Papillion, Nebraska.
The Storm Chasers (52-67) opened the inning with Erick Mejia at second base, per the minor league rule in effect this season for extra-inning games. Gutierrez followed with his single to right field, plating Mejia.
Reliever Kyle Finnegan (2-1) started the 10th for the Aviators (69-50) and took the loss.
Andres Machado (3-2) worked the top of the inning for Omaha and recorded the win. He too started the inning with a runner at second, but escaped on a pop-up, a groundout and a strikeout.
The Aviators led 3-0 through 5½ innings — highlighted by Eric Campbell’s 16th homer of the season, a two-run blast in the top of the sixth — but Omaha stormed back with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game.
Chase d’Arnaud’s two-run, two-out homer, his eighth, capped the outburst by the Storm Chasers.
Corban Joseph and Mark Payton each had two of the Aviators’ five hits.