File photo by Ruben R Ramirez | El Paso Herald Post

Chihuahuas split doubleheader with Isotopes Thursday Night

The Chihuahuas and Isotopes picked up a doubleheader on Thursday, with each team taking a win.

In Game one, Elehuris Montero hit a game-ending home run for the Albuquerque Isotopes Thursday in the completion of the game suspended by rain at Rio Grande Credit Union Field on July 6.

The Chihuahuas led 6-3 when the top of the fifth inning ended but the Isotopes scored four unanswered runs late to win 7-6.

It was the sixth Chihuahuas game suspended by rain this season, which is more than the team’s first six seasons combined.

The Chihuahuas scored five runs in a nine-batter fifth inning and beat Albuquerque 8-5 in the regularly scheduled game Thursday. The fifth inning rally included a bases loaded two-run single by Ivan Castillo, who is now 6-for-12 with the bases loaded this season.

Albuquerque’s Alan Trejo was a single shy of a cycle and was left on-deck when the game ended. The Game 2 victory was the 500th regular season win in Chihuahuas team history.

Next Game: Friday at 5:05 p.m. at Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park. El Paso RHP Caleb Boushley (3-7, 5.50) vs. Albuquerque RHP Dereck Rodriguez (3-5, 7.79).

The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and


Albuquerque 7 El Paso 6 – Thursday – Completion of Suspended Game   |   Box Score

WP: Lawrence (3-0)  | LP: Beimel (0-1)  |  S: None  |  Time: 2:31 (:45 delay)  |  Attn: 2,551


El Paso 8 Albuquerque 5 – Thursday – Seven Innings   |   Box Score  Team Records: El Paso (43-66), Albuquerque (47-62)

WP: Wilson (3-0)  |  LP: Castellani (3-10)  |  S: None  |  Time: 2:56  |  Attn: 9,615

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