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
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored multiple runs in their in each of their final five innings Friday and beat the Reno Aces 13-4 at Southwest University Park. The win moved El Paso to 4-4 this season against the Aces.
Chihuahuas first baseman Christian Villanueva went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs. It was his second straight two homer game. Villanueva has six home runs on the current five-game homestand. El Paso struck four homers to tie a season high.
All eight Chihuahuas position players got at least one hit, as El Paso compiled 17 hits in the win.
Franchy Cordero started the game 4-for-4 in his return to the El Paso lineup and had a chance for his second five-hit game of the season but flew out to left field in his fifth at bat.
Next Game: Saturday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Reno LHP Erik Jokish (6-3, 5.25) vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (1-6, 6.07). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Box Score | Team Records: Reno (49-32), El Paso (39-42)
El Paso 13 Reno 4 – Friday
WP: Lee (2-1)
LP: Koch (0-1)