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The River Cats took three of four in the series, handing El Paso its second consecutive series loss.

Extra Innings Drama: Chihuahuas Rally to Top Isotopes 13-10

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored six runs in the top of the 14th inning and beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 13-10 Saturday night and into Sunday morning. It set new Chihuahuas team records for most innings and longest time of game.

The two clubs tied the Pacific Coast League record for total players used with 40, a mark that had been met only three times previously in the PCL’s 114-year history.

The teams combined to use 19 different pitchers, which set a new league record, while Albuquerque became the first team in PCL history to use 10 pitchers in one game.

The five hour 35 minute game was also the longest in Isotopes history, a club that has been in existence since 2003. There were 43 hits in the game.

The 14-inning affair was the most innings in a game involving the Padres Triple-A affiliate since May 8, 2012 when the Tucson Padres lost in 16 innings at New Orleans.

The Chihuahuas trailed in the ninth inning before Tony Cruz hit an RBI single to tie the game, El Paso’s third ninth-inning comeback in Albuquerque this month.

The Chihuahuas appeared to be in control after Diego Goris hit a go-ahead home run in the 11th inning but Albuquerque’s Cristhian Adames homered in the bottom of the 11th to keep the game going. El Paso scored six runs on six hits in a 10-batter top of the 14th inning when Albuquerque was forced to use two position players as pitchers.

The Isotopes brought in three runs in the bottom of the 14th and had the tying run in the on deck circle when the marathon game concluded.

Next Game: Sunday, 6:05 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso Zach Lee (1-1, 5.32) vs. Albuquerque LHP Harrison Musgrave (2-1, 6.75). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |   Team Records: El Paso (37-38), Albuquerque (37-37)

El Paso 13 Albuquerque 10 – Saturday – 14 Innings

WP: Jester (3-0)

LP: Brown (0-1)

S: None

Time: 5:35

Attn: 10,071

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  1. I went to bed at the bottom of the 11th ening when the Isotopes scored a homerun to tie the game, I’m glad that I have MiLB live streaming so I can catch up where I left off with archived viewing.
    I hear that San Antonio has acquired a new triple A team, the Colorado Sky Sox will start play in the Alamo City in the 2019 season replacing the San Antonio Missions who will be relocation to Amarillo Tx.
    Which will probably end up better for the El Paso Chihuahuas as they would have to travel to Colorado Springs every other year to face the Sky Sox in a rain,shine or snow unpredictable climate weather environment.Another plus for El Paso sport fans is that UTEP has already established a rivalship between both cities in Conference USA and there are thousands of former El Pasoans living in San Antonio.
    The new San Antonio triple A team will still play at the 9,200 seat Wolff Stadium as a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate and San Antonio will most likely hold on to the mascot name the San Antonio Missions.
    So far there are no takers to develop a new $75 million dollar stadium for San Antonio.

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