Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven innings in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 4-1 win Wednesday in Las Vegas and picked up his first victory in the Padres’ organization.
Guthrie surrendered a home run to Dilson Herrera on the first pitch he threw and the 51s did not score against him for the remainder of his start.
The Chihuahuas plated two early runs on a second inning RBI single by Yeison Asencio and a third inning RBI double by Carlos Asuaje. El Paso’s 2-1 advantage held until late in the game, when the Chihuahuas tacked on two insurance runs on an eighth inning RBI single by James Loney and a ninth inning RBI single by Manuel Margot.
Casey McElroy went 2-for-4 with a double and is now hitting .418 through his first 55 at bats of the season. Aaron Northcraft retired the 51s in order in the bottom of the ninth to pick up his first save of the year. The Chihuahuas have split the first six games of the season against the Southern Division rival 51s.
Team Records: El Paso (16-16), Las Vegas (17-15)
Next Game: Thursday in Las Vegas, 8:05 p.m. El Paso RHP Daniel McCutchen (4-1, 5.56) vs. Las Vegas RHP Gabriel Ynoa (3-0, 1.91). Game coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso andwww.epchihuahuas.com
El Paso 4 Las Vegas 1 – Wednesday
WP: Guthrie (1-5)
LP: Below (1-3)
S: Northcraft (1)