• April 18, 2021
 Chihuahuas Split Monday Doubleheader with Cubs

Chihuahuas Split Monday Doubleheader with Cubs

The El Paso Chihuahuas started Monday’s doubleheader with a three-run first inning but lost to the Iowa Cubs 6-5.

It was the third time in six games the Chihuahuas scored three runs or more in the first inning.

Allen Craig went 2-for-3 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to eight games. Auston Bousfield hit two doubles in the loss for El Paso. Game 1 was the fifth time in the last six games the final score was decided by one run.

Monday’s 9:33 a.m. first pitch was the earliest in Chihuahuas’ history.

For the second game, the Chihuahuas got their fifth shutout win of the season in Game 2, defeating Iowa 3-0, holding the Cubs to two hits in the process. Javy Guerra hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning for the Chihuahuas, his second homer of the series and seventh of the season.

Robert Stock got his team-leading fifth save of the season and fourth of the road trip.

The Chihuahuas ended their seven-game Midwest road trip with four wins and three losses. Monday’s Game 2 victory clinched El Paso’s first series win since May 21-24 at Tacoma.

Monday was El Paso’s first doubleheader of the season. The Chihuahuas do not play on Tuesday.

Game One: Box Score

Iowa 6 El Paso 5 – Monday – Game 1

WP: Baldonado (2-1)  |  LP: Diaz (0-3)  |  S: Maples (4)  |   Time: 2:28

Game Two: Box Score

El Paso 3 Iowa 0 – Monday – Game 2

WP: Brewer (1-3)  |  LP: Mills (3-5)  |  S: Stock (5)  |  Time: 1:47  |  Attn: 7,728

Team Records: El Paso (32-33), Iowa (24-38)

Next Game: Wednesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Nashville RHP Ben Bracewell (0-2, 6.55) vs. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (2-5, 5.10). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

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