SAUGET, Ill. — Normal CornBelters infielder Santiago Chirino knocked a single through the right side of the infield in the sixth inning Saturday night for his 636th career hit, a new Frontier League record, and Normal topped the Gateway Grizzlies, 14-5, at GCS Credit Union Ballpark.
Gateway (17-22) had its three-game winning streak snapped. Taso Stathopoulos (0-1) took the loss.
Normal (15-20) scored four times in the first inning and never trailed.
Artemis Kadkhodaian homered for the second straight night — this time, a three-run shot in the fifth inning as part of a 2-for-3 performance.
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Gateway and Normal will close out their three-game series with a rubber match Sunday at GCS Credit Union Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.