FILE: Gosuke Katoh's three-run tiebreaking home run in the eighth helped the Dogs secure the victory. | Clip courtesy EP Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas split two games vs Oklahoma City Monday

In game one, the El Paso Chihuahuas trailed 7-0 to the Oklahoma City Dodgers in the fifth inning Sunday and rallied to tie the game 7-7 before the rain suspension in the seventh inning.

Gosuke Katoh hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning Monday to give the Chihuahuas an 8-7 comeback win.

Taylor Kohlwey hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning Sunday. It was the fifth inside-the-park home run in Chihuahuas history and the first inside-the-park grand slam ever by a Chihuahuas batter. It was El Paso’s third grand slam of the season.

El Paso starter Jerry Keel hit an RBI single in the fifth inning, the third RBI by a Chihuahuas starting pitcher in the series.

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The Dodgers defeated the Chihuahuas 2-0 in the second game Monday.

It was the first time the Chihuahuas were shut out in 2021.

Luis Campusano went 3-for-3 in his first game back after playing in the 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Colorado.

Next Game: Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Mountain Time from Southwest University Park. Oklahoma City RHP Markus Solbach (0-3, 6.65) vs. El Paso RHP Jesse Scholtens (3-6, 5.77).

The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

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GAME ONE: El Paso 8 Oklahoma City 7 – Completion of Sunday’s Suspended Game    |    Box Score

WP: Thompson (3-2)  |  LP: Feliz (0-1)  |  S: None  |  Time: 2:48 (:38 delay)  |  Attn: 6,480

 

GAME TWO: Oklahoma City 2 El Paso 0 – Monday – Seven Innings   |   Box Score

WP: White (1-0)  |  LP: Miller (1-3)  |  S: Quackenbush (13)  |  Time: 2:10  |  Attn: 4,945

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