Oklahoma City starter Mike Bolsinger pitched seven shutout innings Saturday in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Bolsinger struck out 11, setting a new 2015 single-game high for the Dodgers’ pitching staff. Daniel McCutchen threw well in the loss, surrendering only two runs and also pitching seven innings.
The Chihuahuas had early chances but left five runners on base in the first four innings. El Paso left 10 on base in the game. Down 4-1 in the ninth, Jason Hagerty and Ramiro Pena both reached to bring the tying run to the plate but Dodgers’ closer Juan Gonzalez got Hunter Renfroe to fly out and end the game.
Jake Goebbert went 2-for-4 with an RBI for El Paso. The Chihuahuas’ loss fell on the same night first place Las Vegas lost in Round Rock, keeping El Paso in second place, 2.5 games out of first with 10 games remaining.
Saturday’s crowd of 9,144 was the 50th sellout of the season at Southwest University Park.
Team Records: Oklahoma City (81-53), El Paso (71-63)
Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park. Oklahoma City LHP David Huff (4-1, 1.66) vs. El Paso RHP Casey Kelly (0-1, 7.71). Game coverage begins at 12:55 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Oklahoma City 4 El Paso 1 – Saturday
WP: Bolsinger (3-3)
LP: McCutchen (8-8)
S: Gonzalez (11)