The El Paso Chihuahuas scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday but lost to the Oklahoma City Dodgers 8-5.
San Diego Padres player Austin Nola continued his major league injury rehab assignment Saturday and went 1-for-3, while playing seven innings at first base.
Chihuahuas shortstop Ivan Castillo went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Steven Wilson returned from the injured list and pitched two innings for El Paso in his first appearance since May 15.
El Paso’s Matt Batten went 2-for-5 at the plate and moved from left field to the mound with two outs in the top of the ninth inning and retired the only batter he faced as a pitcher.
The Dodgers hit four home runs in their win. Oklahoma City has won two of the first three games of the series.
Next Game: Sunday at 6:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Southwest University Park. Oklahoma City RHP Aaron Wilkerson (4-3, 4.20) vs. El Paso TBA.
The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Oklahoma City 8 El Paso 5 – Saturday | Box Score | Team Records: Oklahoma City (30-27), El Paso (24-31)
WP: Bibens-Dirkx (7-1) | LP: Boushley (2-2) | S: Quackenbush (12) | Time: 3:37 | Attn: 8,003