The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Reno Aces 7-2 Tuesday to split their four-game series and their eight-game homestand. Dinelson Lamet pitched seven shutout innings and has allowed only one earned run in 20 innings this season, good for a 0.45 ERA.
El Paso starting pitchers lasted seven innings in three of the four games in the series.
The Chihuahuas scored two runs each in three of the first five innings and led 7-0 from the fifth until the top of the ninth. Jamie Romak went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, falling a triple shy of a cycle. Romak now has 10 home runs this season, while no other player in Minor League Baseball has more than seven.
Nick Buss entered the game as a pinch runner in the first inning and ended up with three runs scored. Collin Cowgill went 3-for-4 to boost his batting average to .293. Carter Capps pitched a 1-2-3 inning in his fourth MLB injury rehab appearance with El Paso.
The Chihuahuas do not play on Wednesday.
Box Score | Team Records: Reno (11-9), El Paso (9-11)
Next Game: Thursday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. El Paso RHP Zach Lee (0-0, -.–) vs. Salt Lake TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 7 Reno 2 – Tuesday
WP: Lamet (2-0)
LP: Duncan (1-3)