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FILE: Andre Rienzo pitched five shutout innings in his third spot start for El Paso. | Photo Courtesy EP Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas Hold Off Isotopes Late Rally, Win 10-7

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored 10 early runs and held off Albuquerque’s late comeback attempt in a 10-7 win Monday night at Isotopes Park. The Chihuahuas have won two games in a row.

El Paso brought in runs in each of the first four innings, including home runs on back-to-back pitches by Dusty Coleman and Nick Schulz in the second. It was the third set of back-to-back home runs by the Chihuahuas this season and marked the first Triple-A homer for Schulz.

Andre Rienzo pitched five shutout innings in his third spot start for El Paso. Chihuahuas lefty Keith Hessler picked up a one-pitch save after entering when Albuquerque brought the tying run to the plate in its three-run ninth-inning rally.

The Chihuahuas led 10-1 at the seventh inning stretch before the Isotopes’ late offense.

Rafael Ortega went 2-for-4 with two triples in the win. Rocky Gale, Diego Goris, Rienzo and Schulz had two hits also.

Next Game: Tuesday, 7:05 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso RHP Tyrell Jenkins (4-5, 6.51) vs. Albuquerque TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |  Team Records: El Paso (27-31), Albuquerque (28-29)

El Paso 10 Albuquerque 7 – Monday

WP: Rienzo (2-0)

LP: Flemer (2-5)

S: Hessler (1)

Time: 2:54

Attn: 6,939

 

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