FILE: Travis Jankowski went 3-for-4 with a walk and has now reached base in nine of his last 10 plate appearances.
The El Paso Chihuahuas overcame an early deficit and beat the Salt Lake Bees 6-4 in Wednesday night’s homestand opener at Southwest University Park.
It was El Paso’s eighth consecutive win, tying the team record, matched twice previously.
Travis Jankowski went 3-for-4 with a walk and has now reached base in nine of his last 10 plate appearances. Dusty Coleman went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, becoming the first El Paso player this season with two doubles in a game.
Both Diego Goris and Franmil Reyes had two-out, bases loaded, two-run hits during El Paso’s early comeback effort.
The bottom four hitters in the Chihuahuas’ lineup had two hits each. Starter Chris Huffman rebounded after Salt Lake’s three-run first inning by setting down 15 batters in a row for a stretch starting in the second inning.
Box Score | Team Records: Salt Lake (12-8), El Paso (14-5)
Next Game: Thursday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake LHP John Lamb (1-0, 2.87) vs. El Paso RHP Kyle Lloyd (2-0, 6.60). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 6 Salt Lake 4 – Wednesday
WP: Huffman (2-1)
LP: Morales (1-1)
S: Brewer (1)