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FILE: Franchy Cordero led off Monday’s game with a solo home run, El Paso’s first leadoff home run since Cordero did it on August 11 vs. Las Vegas.

Chihuahuas Drop Regular Season Finale 10-9; Playoffs Begin Wednesday in Reno

The Sacramento River Cats hit five home runs after the eighth inning Monday and stunned the El Paso Chihuahuas 10-9 in 10 innings.

The Chihuahuas led 9-2 in the top of the eighth inning. Slade Heathcott’s second home run of the game was a walk-off shot with two outs in the bottom of the 10th.

Monday was the final game of the 2017 regular season. The Chihuahuas finished their fourth campaign 73-69, the second best record in team history. The only year in which the Chihuahuas had more wins was 2015, when El Paso went 78-66.

The Chihuahuas have never finished a season with a losing record.

Franchy Cordero led off Monday’s game with a solo home run, El Paso’s first leadoff home run since Cordero did it on August 11 vs. Las Vegas. The Chihuahuas allowed seven homers Monday, the most in team history.

Dusty Coleman went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, his 15th Triple-A homer of the season.

Next Game: Wednesday, 8:05 pm at Greater Nevada Field. El Paso TBA vs. Reno RHP Jake Buchanan (0-0, -.– ERA). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score   |    Team Records: El Paso (73-69), Sacramento (64-77)

Sacramento 10 El Paso 9 – Monday – 10 Innings

WP: Knight (3-2)

LP: Yardley (0-1)

S: None

Time: 2:50

Attn: 7,290

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One comment

  1. This game should have gone in the WIN column for the El Paso Chihuahuas! as they were wining 9 to 2 at the top of the eight inning.But Rod Barajas just had to put one of his worst pitchers in Jason Jester,and just like that the victory slipped out of their grasp.Home run after home run by the River cats with the poorly pitching performance by Jason Jester.
    Well at least they did clinch their Southern Division for the third straight year,but now they will face the more superior Reno Aces.I don’t think that the Chihuahuas will get very far in the playoffs,I could be wrong since I predicted that they would finish under.500! I was already seeing the San Diego Padres in the World Series by next year.Maybe the next next next year just maybe.

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