The Fuego are living up to their name.
Santa Fe won its fifth game in its last six tries Wednesday, using a Jimmy Maxwell grand slam in the ninth inning to ensure an 8-5 win over North Division-leading Trinidad at Central Park in Pecos League baseball.
The win brings the Fuego (19-21) within five games of the Triggers (24-16).
Trinidad took a 5-4 lead heading into the final frame after Bryce Miller doubled in the go-ahead run in the eight, but didn’t hold up. The Fuego used two singles and a fielding error to load the bases for Maxwell, who promptly hit his 16th home run of the season.