Chihuahuas’ Patrick Kivlehan prepares to launch his 17th homer of the season, the 4 for the ‘Dogs on the night | Clip courtesy EP Chihuahuas
The El Paso Chihuahuas led 7-0 at the end of two innings Thursday and beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 15-8. El Paso has won five of its last six home games.
El Paso’s Patrick Kivlehan went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. The homer was Kivlehan’s 17th of the season, which is one shy of Salt Lake’s Jo Adell for the Triple-A West lead. The teams combined for seven home runs.
Ivan Castillo went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Chihuahuas. Starter Jesse Scholtens got the win after allowing five earned runs in five innings.
Scholtens threw a season high 106 pitches Thursday. Chihuahuas reliever Jordan Guerrero pitched two scoreless innings to finish the game.
Thursday was manager Edwin Rodriguez’ 200th career Triple-A victory.
Next game: Friday at 7:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Southwest University Park. Oklahoma City RHP Yefry Ramirez (3-3, 5.01) vs. El Paso LHP Luke Westphal (1-0, 0.00).
The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 15 Oklahoma City 8 – Thursday | Box Score | Team Records: Oklahoma City (28-27), El Paso (24-29)
WP: Scholtens (3-6) | LP: Kickham (0-3) | S: None | Time: 3:17 | Attn: 7,104