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GJ Rox Lose Ground in Playoff Race

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Updated: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:37:10 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The Grand Junction Rockies are slumping against the Ogden Raptors at the worst time possible. With just eight games to play, the Rox have lost four of five to the Raptors, including Wednesday's nights 5-4 loss at Suplizio Field.

Ogden's victory on Wednesday put them atop the Pioneer League South Division standings, with a one-half game lead over the GJ Rockies.

The two teams were tied for a majority of the game, but Ogden was able to tack on two runs in the top of the ninth to take a 5-3 lead.

The Rockies wouldn't go away quietly, however, loading the bases in the bottom half of the frame. Roberto Ramos came through with an RBI single to bring the Rockies within one run. Luis Jean had a chance to tie the game, but Jean grounded to third, and Michael Ahmed threw home for the force-out at the plate.

Wes Rogers got his chance with two outs and the tying run at third, but Rogers struck out looking to end the game.

The series finale is Thursday at Suplizio Field.

Dom Nunez extended his hitting streak to 15 games with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning.

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