FILE: The sixth-inning rally included a three-run home run to center field by Franchy Cordero on the day he was optioned from San Diego
El Paso homered in both the ninth and 10th innings Saturday in the Chihuahuas’ 6-5 win over the Reno Aces. The Chihuahuas are now 5-2 in extra-inning games this season.
The Chihuahuas led 4-0 in the third when Reno started its comeback. The Aces scored once in the third and twice each in the sixth and eighth to go ahead 5-4. Ryan Schimpf then struck a solo home run to right field in the top of the ninth, his second homer in as many games, to tie the score 5-5.
Franchy Cordero’s deep home run to right-center put the Chihuahuas ahead 6-5 in the 10th. The Chihuahuas have eight home runs in their last two games.
Kyle Lloyd had his best Triple-A start to date, allowing only two earned runs in 5.1 innings. Lloyd struck out nine, matching the amount of strikeouts he had in 17.1 Triple-A innings entering play.
Nick Buss went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs and now has a .390 batting average through 69 games with the Chihuahuas.
Next Game: Sunday, 2:05 pm at Greater Nevada Field. El Paso RHP Michael Kelly (1-1, 6.48) vs. Reno RHP Frank Duncan (7-5, 6.11). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (46-47), Reno (55-38)
El Paso 6 Reno 5 – Saturday – 10 Innings
WP: Jester (4-0)
LP: Miller (0-1)
S: Cimber (2)