File photo by Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta | El Paso Herald Post
The El Paso Chihuahuas won 9-2 over the Salt Lake Bees Sunday in the final game before the Pacific Coast League All-Star break.
The Chihuahuas enter the All-Star Break 21 games over .500 and in first place in the Southern Division by four and a half games, with a Sunday night game involving second place Las Vegas still pending.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Matt Harvey took the loss after allowing three runs on five hits in a 3.1 inning injury rehab start Sunday.
El Paso’s Kazuhisa Makita was the winning pitcher Sunday and hasn’t allowed any runs in six Triple-A innings, striking out nine in that time.
Matthew Batten went 2-for-4 with two RBIs Sunday and has driven in nine runs over his last two games. Sunday’s win was El Paso’s fifth this season in which they didn’t hit a home run.
The Chihuahuas took three of the four games in Salt Lake and have won four of five overall.
Next Game: Thursday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Albuquerque TBA vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Mitchell (0-0, 7.11). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 9 Salt Lake 2 – Sunday | Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (55-34), Salt Lake (39-50)
WP: Makita (2-0) | LP: Harvey (0-2) | S: None | Time: 3:03 | Attn: 3,504