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Alex Verdugo gave up three runs -- all unearned -- over six innings in the Goldpanners' win over Utah Friday night. 

KEARNS, UTAH — The night after hitting 21 home runs, hitting a mere double made Matt Pinal a hero.

The Alaska Goldpanners’ first baseman, one night removed from winning the home run derby at the Marshall Gates World Series with a score and one longballs, Pinal came up to bat with two on and two out in the top of the fifth of a tie game with the host team Utah Marshalls.

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