Andres Acosta / El Paso Herald-Post
The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Iowa Cubs 6-3 Tuesday in the first 2019 matchup of the two first place teams.
The score was 6-3 in the fourth inning and neither side brought in any runs in the game’s final five innings. El Paso has won three games in a row and now has a 21-8 road record.
Kyle McGrath pitched a season-high five innings in his third spot start of the year and got the win.
San Diego Padres outfielder Franchy Cordero went 2-for-5 with a double and a 422-foot home run to center field in the fourth game of his injury rehab assignment.
The Chihuahuas scored twice in the first inning Tuesday and now have 59 first-inning runs in their 58 games.
Gerardo Reyes pitched two perfect relief innings and struck out four I-Cubs.
El Paso 6 Iowa 3 – Tuesday | Box Score
WP: McGrath (3-1) | LP: Swarmer (4-6) | S: Yardley (4) | Time: 2:33 | Attn: 6,442
Team Records: El Paso (37-21), Iowa (34-25)
Next Game: Wednesday, 11:08 am at Principal Park. El Paso LHP Logan Allen (4-2, 5.05) vs. Iowa RHP Alec Mills (2-2, 6.69). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.