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Escobar's Hitting Streak Comes To An End

Escobar's Hitting Streak Comes To An End

Saturday Oct. 23, 2010
Posted: 8:30 p.m.
ARIZONA FALL LEAGUEPeoria Saguaros White Sox
Eduardo Escobar saw his hitting streak snapped at five games on Saturday in the Saguaros 7-2 loss to the Peoria Javelinas. Escobar was hit less in four at-bats though he scored a run. Jared Mitchell went 0-for-3 with a walk and is 0-for-11 in his last three games. Henry Mabee pitched a scoreless inning, his first such outing in three appearances.

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