Colin Rea pitched six innings in his first Triple-A start of the season, as the El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Sacramento River Cats 3-1 Saturday.
Rea surrendered one run, giving El Paso starters 16 innings and only one run allowed in the series.
El Paso pitching has held Sacramento to only two total runs in the first three games of the series. Two-time MLB All-Star Johnny Cueto started for the River Cats on MLB rehab and allowed only one baserunner, an infield single by Luis Urias, in 3.2 innings.
Auston Bousfield went 2-for-4 with a double in the win for the Chihuahuas.
Shane Peterson had a pinch-hit RBI single in the top of the seventh inning and is 7-for-15 pinch hitting this season.
The Chihuahuas have won four games in a row, the longest active streak in the Pacific Coast League, and are above .500 for the first time since May 27.
El Paso 3 Sacramento 1 – Saturday
WP: Rea (1-0) | LP: Camarena (0-2) | S: Wingenter (1) | Time: 2:58 | Attn: 8,063
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (38-37), Sacramento (33-42)
Next Game: Sunday, 2:05 pm at Raley Field. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (2-6, 4.66) vs. Sacramento RHP Taylor Hill (1-2, 8.38). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com