The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Las Vegas Aviators 10-9 Tuesday on a game that ended on a play at the plate when right fielder Brent Rooker threw out Kevin Smith. It was the opener of a six-game series.
The Chihuahuas had home runs from Eguy Rosario, C.J. Abrams and Taylor Kohlwey in the win. Kohlwey’s was his second three-run home run in his last two games. El Paso has scored 18 runs in the first and second innings combined in the last three games. The Chihuahuas have scored 60 runs in their last six games.
El Paso’s Luke Westphal started and pitched 3.2 scoreless innings on his 33rd birthday. It was the Chihuahuas’ third bullpen game in their last five games. The Chihuahuas led 8-1 in the eighth and 10-4 in the ninth before the Aviators’ comeback attempt. Tuesday was the Aviators’ first game in El Paso since 2019.
El Paso 10 Las Vegas 9 – Tuesday
WP: Lillie (2-0)
LP: Martinez (3-3)
S: Miller (3)
Box Score | Team Records: Las Vegas (34-26), El Paso (35-26)
Next Game: Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. Mountain Time at Southwest University Park. Las Vegas RHP Jack Cushing (0-0, -.–) vs. El Paso RHP Pedro Avila (1-2, 7.07).
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