The Oklahoma City Dodgers defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 7-3 Saturday, giving each team a win in the first two games of the series.
Former MLB All-Star Jair Jurrjens got the win for Oklahoma City, his second career victory at Southwest University Park, having also beaten the Chihuahuas on July 11, 2015 while with Albuquerque.
Jose Pirela went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs. It was the second consecutive multi-home run game for Pirela and his third multi-home run game this week, having also hit two longballs Sunday in Memphis.
One night after collecting four hits, Franchy Cordero went 3-for-5 atop the El Paso order. Christian Villanueva had two hits for El Paso and is now 10 for his last 14.
Walker Lockett didn’t allow any earned runs but took the loss, as three El Paso errors helped Oklahoma City score five unearned runs. The Chihuahuas have split the first six games of their eight-game homestand,
Next Game: Sunday, 6:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Oklahoma City RHP Wilmer Font (3-3, 4.29) vs. El Paso RHP Matt Magill (2-3, 3.92). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Box Score | Team Records: Oklahoma City (22-18), El Paso (20-23)
Oklahoma City 7 El Paso 3 – Saturday
WP: Jurrjens (4-1)
LP: Lockett (4-2)