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After a blowout loss to open the series, the Helena Brewers responded with a blowout win of their own against the Idaho Falls Chukars on Wednesday, winning 12-2.

The score was tied at 1-all until the fifth inning, when the Brewers exploded. Pablo Abreu hit an RBI single. Yeison Coca followed that with a triple to score two more. Chad McClanahan reached on a throwing error, scoring a run in the process. And then, David Fry capped it off with a two-run bomb over the center field fence.

Jean Carmona hit a triple in the seventh to score two more Brewers runs, before McClanahan once again reached on an error and scored two runs in the ninth. Bryan Torres also reached on a fielding error, scoring the Brewers 12th run.

The Chukars added one final run in the bottom of the ninth when Jose Caraballo grounded out.

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The Chukars finished the game with five errors.

Wilfred Salaman (2-1) got the win on the mound for Helena, throwing six innings while giving up five hits and one earned run and striking out three and walking one.

Helena (14-12) takes on Idaho Falls again on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. for the third game of a four-game series.


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