The El Paso Chihuahuas left nine runners on base in their 3-1 loss to the Round Rock Express Saturday night at Southwest University Park.
The Chihuahuas stole a season-high five bases in the loss and now have 11 steals in the first three games of the series.
El Paso’s run came on a fourth inning solo home run by Ivan Castillo, his third homer of the year, with all three coming in home games. Castillo is 5-for-11 with two RBIs in the first three games of the series.
Chihuahuas starter Caleb Boushley pitched 6.2 innings and retired 11 of the final 12 batters he faced. Boushley tied his season high for strikeouts in a game with eight.
All of the Dogs’ last four games have been decided by two runs or less.
Round Rock has won two of the first three games of the six-game series.
Next Game: Sunday at 6:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park. Round Rock RHP David Kubiak (0-0, 5.40) vs. El Paso LHP Daniel Camarena (3-4, 4.27). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Round Rock 3 El Paso 1 – Saturday | Box Score | Team Records: Round Rock (51-53), El Paso (42-62)
WP: Gatto (4-2) | LP: Boushley (3-7) | S: Engler (3) | Time: 2:54 | Attn: 6,952