• August 5, 2021
 Chihuahuas Double Up Las Vegas 4-2 to Open Season

Chihuahuas Double Up Las Vegas 4-2 to Open Season

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Las Vegas 51s 4-2 Thursday night at Cashman Field, advancing the Chihuahuas’ all-time Opening Day record to 4-1.

Eric Lauer pitched six innings and got the win in his Triple-A debut. El Paso relievers Buddy Baumann, Kyle Lloyd and Jonathan Aro combined on three scoreless innings without allowing a hit.

El Paso’s top two hitters in the batting order, Travis Jankowski and Luis Urias, reached base six times in 10 combined plate appearances. Franmil Reyes went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in his Triple-A debut, while Javy Guerra hit an opposite field solo home run in his first Triple-A game.

The Chihuahuas had their leadoff batter reach base in six of nine innings Thursday. El Paso went 2-for-2 pinch-hitting, with both Diego Goris and Shane Peterson picking up singles.

Box Score  |  Team Records: El Paso (1-0), Las Vegas (0-1)

Next Game: Friday, 8:05 pm at Cashman Field. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (0-0, -.–) vs. Las Vegas RHP Zack Wheeler (0-0, -.–). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

El Paso 4 Las Vegas 2 – Thursday

WP: Lauer (1-0)

LP: Oswalt (0-1)

S: Aro (1)

Time: 2:47

Attn: 7,292

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While the initial information was provided by the El Paso Chihuahuas, it has been reviewed and copy-checked by a Herald-Post editor. In some cases, the text has been reformatted for better readability.

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