The El Paso Chihuahuas won their second straight game Sunday, shutting out the Fresno Grizzlies 2-0. It was El Paso’s third shutout of the season.
Luis Urias hit a solo home run in the first inning, his fifth homer of the year. Allen Craig’s second inning triple brought in the second and final run of the game.
Fresno had multiple opportunities, including loading the bases with one out or less in both the fifth and seventh innings, but did not score either time.
Eric Yardley, Trey Wingenter, Colten Brewer and Jose Castillo each pitched a scoreless relief outing, giving the Chihuahuas’ bullpen 27.2 innings on this road trip with only four earned runs allowed.
Sunday was the fourth time in the last five games the final score was decided by one or two runs.
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (26-25), Fresno (29-22)
Next Game: Monday, 5:05 pm at Chukchansi Park. El Paso RHP Jesse Scholtens (0-1, 6.91) vs. Fresno RHP Rogelio Armenteros (2-0, 4.05). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 2 Fresno 0 – Sunday
WP: Yardley (2-0) LP: Thornton (3-3) S: Castillo (3) Time: 2:37 Attn: 4,206