Patrick Kivlehan goes yard once again | Clip courtesy EP Chihuahuas

Express roll over Chihuahuas 16-7 in series opener

The El Paso Chihuahuas had a 6-4 lead after five innings Thursday but late runs by Round Rock gave the Express a 16-7 win.

It was the first game of a six-game series at Southwest University Park.

El Paso starter Ryan Weathers allowed four runs in five innings in his second Triple-A game.

Chihuahuas left fielder Patrick Kivlehan went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run, his team-leading 12th homer of the season. Kivlehan has reached base in 10 of his last 11 plate appearances, with six extra-base hits in that span.

Luis Campusano, Pedro Florimón and Matt Batten had two hits each for the Chihuahuas. Round Rock scored in seven different innings Thursday.

Next Game: Friday at 7:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Southwest University Park. Round Rock RHP Drew Anderson (3-3, 3.41) vs. El Paso LHP Daniel Camarena (3-2, 3.00).

The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Round Rock 16 El Paso 7 – Thursday   |   Box Score   |   Team Records: Round Rock (25-18), El Paso (18-24)

WP: Palumbo (1-1)  |  LP: Norwood (2-3)  |  S: None  |  Time: 3:39  |  Attn: 6,720