Peter Van Gansen HR | Clip courtesy EP Chihuahuas/Facebook

Chihuahuas squeeze by Salt Lake 7-6; ‘Dogs now two games behind Las Vegas

The El Paso Chihuahuas held on to beat the Salt Lake Bees 7-6 Tuesday and they gained a game on first-place Las Vegas.

The Chihuahuas now trail by Las Vegas by two games with six to play in the 2019 regular season.

El Paso second baseman Peter Van Gansen went 2-for-3 with a home run, triple and sacrifice fly Tuesday.

Aderlin Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run that was measured at 481 feet. Matthew Batten had two hits for El Paso and has reached base in 11 of his last 17 plate appearances.

The win moved El Paso’s record to 54-16 when scoring first.

There was a one hour and three minute delay because of hail and rain in the top of the first inning on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Jeremy Beasly (1-0, 5.40) vs. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (9-7, 6.85).

The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

El Paso 7 Salt Lake 6 – Tuesday  |  Box Score  |   Team Records: Salt Lake (57-76), El Paso (78-56)

WP: Reyes (4-1)  |  LP: J. Rodriguez (3-3)  |  S: Megill (5)  |  Time: 3:07  |  Attn: 7,678