The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 6-3 in a back and forth game Wednesday night at Southwest University Park.
Carlos Pimentel was the winning pitcher after allowing two runs in six innings of work.
Trailing 1-0 in the third, El Paso had back-to-back, two-out RBI singles by Carlos Asuaje and Hunter Renfroe to go ahead. Asuaje had another two-out RBI single in the fifth to increase the El Paso lead to 3-1. Asuaje went 4-for-4 Wednesday with two RBIs.
After leading 4-3 at the seventh inning stretch, the Chihuahuas scored twice more to go ahead 6-3 in a bizarre inning that included three El Paso hits, two Albuquerque errors and two different run down plays.
With Wednesday’s win, the Chihuahuas have now won or split six consecutive series.
Team Records: Albuquerque (30-36), El Paso (39-26)
Next Game: Thursday at 7:05 p.m. vs. Albuquerque at Southwest University Park. Albuquerque RHP Jordan Lyles (3-2, 5.54) vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (2-0, 0.00). Game coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
El Paso 6 Albuquerque 3 – Wednesday
WP: Pimentel (6-4)
LP: Carle (3-6)
S: Dominguez (6)