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FILE: Diego Goris went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit home run in the eighth, his second pinch-hit homer in Reno this season, having also hit one on July 14.

Gallery+Story: Dogs, Cats Split Saturday Doubleheader

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored four runs on four extra base hits in their final team at-bat of Game 1, but fell to the Sacramento River Cats 7-4.

Hunter Renfroe and Diego Goris both hit two-run home runs in the rally.

Former Chihuahua Casey Kelly pitched 6.1 innings and got the win for Sacramento. His battery mate and fellow former Chihuahua Tim Federowicz went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

Franchy Cordero hit his 16th triple in the loss, the highest total in the Pacific Coast League.

In the second tilt,  the Chihuahuas pitched their sixth team shutout of the season in Game 2, defeating Sacramento 1-0. The lone run came on an RBI fielder’s choice by Nick Buss in the bottom of the fourth.

Chihuahuas starter Chris Huffman pitched 5.1 shutout innings and picked up his second Triple-A win. Huffman has allowed only two runs in his last 16.2 innings.

The Chihuahuas are 5-7 in doubleheader games this season.

Next Game: Sunday, 6:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Sacramento RHP Jose Flores (2-3, 2.97) vs. El Paso RHP Kyle Lloyd (1-4, 7.42). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score – Game One

Sacramento 7 El Paso 4 – Saturday – Game 1

WP: Kelly (7-5)

LP: Overton (6-6)

S: None

Time: 1:52

Attn: 8,960

Box Score –  Game 2 |   Team Records: Sacramento (58-74), El Paso (66-67)

El Paso 1 Sacramento 0 – Saturday – Game 2

WP: Huffman (2-1)

LP: Gomez (3-9)

S: Cimber (4)

Time: 1:55

Photos by Andres Acosta, El Paso Herald-Post Chief Photographer

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One comment

  1. Rod Barajas sure likes to stick it to the Chihuahuas when he starts replacing his pitchers from bad to worst! Lloyd,Valdez,Jester, these guys belong in 1A league status or below that.

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