The Reno Aces scored twice in the top of the 13th inning Saturday and outlasted the El Paso Chihuahuas 5-3. It tied El Paso’s team record for longest game by innings, while the four hour 45 minute time of game was El Paso’s longest since June 28, 2014, when the club lost to Tacoma 15-12 in five hours and 21 minutes in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
The Chihuahuas had multiple opportunities late, with runners reaching scoring position with less than two outs in the ninth, 11th, 12th and 13th innings. El Paso left 16 runners on base total.
Edwin Jackson allowed two earned runs in five innings in his second Chihuahuas’ start. Jackson also hit a home run, his seventh professional homer.
Hector Sanchez went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and has eight hits with El Paso in 17 at bats, with seven of those eight hits going for extra bases.
El Paso had scoreless relief outings from Buddy Baumann, Michael Dimock, Eric Yardley and Derek Eitel in the loss. El Paso outfielder Auston Bousfield had a hit, a walk and run scored in his first start at the Triple-A level.
The Chihuahuas are now 4-2 in extra inning games this season.
Team Records: El Paso (48-34), Reno (43-39)
Next Game: Sunday at 7:05 p.m. vs. Reno at Southwest University Park. Reno LHP Edwin Escobar (4-2, 5.36) vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (4-1, 4.28). Game coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso andwww.epchihuahuas.com
Reno 5 El Paso 3 – Saturday – 13 Innings
WP: Capps (2-0)
LP: Hessler (0-1)