The Las Vegas 51s beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-3 Monday in the first matchup between the two teams in 2016. 51s’ starter Gabriel Ynoa went 6.1 innings and allowed three earned runs in getting his second victory of the year.
Down 3-0 in the fourth inning, the Chihuahuas rallied for two runs on an RBI single by Jose Pirela and an RBI double by Casey McElroy.
Later in the game, trailing 4-2, the Chihuahuas got within one run again on Rocky Gale’s RBI groundout. The 51s added two tallies in the eighth to go ahead and stay ahead 6-3.
McElroy went 3-for-4, falling a home run shy of the Chihuahuas’ first cycle. Christian Friedrich surrendered three runs in five innings in his first start with El Paso.
Tayron Guerrero pitched a scoreless inning for El Paso and has yet to allow a run in seven appearances this season.
Team Records: Las Vegas (12-11), El Paso (10-13)
Next Game: Tuesday vs. Las Vegas at Southwest University Park, 11:05 a.m. Las Vegas LHP Sean Gilmartin (2-1, 1.66) vs. El Paso RHP Greg Reynolds (1-2, 6.41). Game coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
Las Vegas 6 El Paso 3 – Monday
WP: Ynoa (2-0)
LP: Friedrich (0-1)
S: Sewald (3)