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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.

About El Paso Chihuahuas

While the initial information was provided by the El Paso Chihuahuas, it has been reviewed and copy-checked by a Herald-Post editor. In some cases, the text has been reformatted for better readability.

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