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Peoria Chiefs procure series split; previous Chief establishes MLB record

Sunday evening the Peoria Chiefs held their “Copa Night” and with their brilliantly shaded “En el Rio” uniforms on they beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2-0 to acquire a series split.

The Chiefs (25-41) had been on a significant slide before their series with the Timber Rattlers (31-34). They had lost 9 of 12 heading into the series, then, at that point lost their initial two games against Wisconsin, before at last ending the skid on Thursday. Peoria finished the series with wins on Saturday and Sunday to salvage a split.

They’ll be back on the road Tuesday when they start a series against the Quad Cities River Bandits.

Sunday likewise saw a previous Peoria Chief set another Major League Baseball record. Alex Reyes acquired the save in the Cardinals 2-1 win over the Giants, which was his 24th continuous save to start his career. Reyes broke the record recently held by LaTroy Hawkins, who effectively changed over his first 23 save opportunities. It was likewise 22nd save on the season for the National League All-Star who flaunts a 1.45 ERA.

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