The El Paso Chihuahuas scored five runs before making their first out Tuesday and beat the Sugar Land Space Cowboys 5-3.
San Diego Padres player Luke Voit was the designated hitter and leadoff batter for the Chihuahuas Tuesday on MLB injury rehab and he went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
Sun City starting pitcher Reiss Knehr struck out seven batters in five innings to match his season high for strikeouts in a game.
Chihuahuas shortstop Matthew Batten went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a three-run home run, his second homer of the year. El Paso right fielder Nomar Mazara went 1-for-4 with an RBI single to advance his hitting streak to 13 games.
The ‘Dogs have won three games in a row and six of their last eight.
El Paso 5 Sugar Land 3 – Tuesday | Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (14-11), Sugar Land (10-15)
WP: Knehr (1-3) | LP: Ivey (0-1) | S: Miller (2) | Time: 2:40 | Attn: 2,819
Next Game: Wednesday at 10:05 a.m. Mountain Time at Constellation Field. El Paso LHP Ryan Weathers (0-1, 7.41) vs. Sugar Land RHP Chad Donato (2-1, 3.63). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and online.