The El Paso Chihuahuas came back late to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 7-5 Friday to take their third consecutive game.
Friday’s game featured five different lead changes. El Paso hit four home runs for the second consecutive game.
Seth Mejias-Brean and Esteban Quiroz hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, one night after Ty France and Jose Pirela did the same thing in Reno.
Relievers Kazuhisa Makita and Trevor Megill both had two-inning, scoreless, hitless outings to close the game.
The Chihuahuas are now 6-8 vs. Albuquerque this season with two to play in the head-to-head series.
The Chihuahuas have a three-game lead on second place Las Vegas in the Southern Division with 41 games to play.
Next Game: Saturday, 6:35 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (0-1, 7.20) vs. Albuquerque RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez (4-5, 5.89).
The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 7 Albuquerque 5 – Friday | Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (60-39), Albuquerque (43-56)
WP: Makita (3-0) | LP: Musgrave (0-1) | S: Megill (2) | Time: 3:03 | Attn: 12,017