El Paso Chihuahuas vs the Las Vegas Aviators, Southwest University Park, El Paso Texas, April 6, 2019 Andres Acosta / El Paso Herald-Post

Gallery+Story: Las Vegas Downs Chihuahuas 12-5

The Las Vegas Aviators scored five runs in the fourth inning Saturday and beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 12-5.

The Chihuahuas’ pitching staff struck out 15 batters in the loss.

El Paso had two home runs in the game, one by Luis Urias leading off the bottom of the first inning and the other by Alex Dickerson, his first homer since September 22, 2016 while with San Diego.

Ty France went 1-for-4 with a double and has at least one extra-base hit in each of El Paso’s first three games.

Phil Maton struck out five batters in 2.2 innings in his first Triple-A outing of the year. The appearance made Maton the fifth player in Chihuahuas history to play for the team in four different seasons.

Box Score  |  Team Records: Las Vegas (3-0), El Paso (0-3)

Las Vegas 12 El Paso 5 – Saturday

WP: Blackburn (1-0)  LP: Quantrill (0-1)  S: None  Time: 3:27  Attn: 8,917

Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Las Vegas RHP Tyler Alexander (0-0, -.–) vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Mitchell (0-0, -.–). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Gallery by Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta – Chief Photographer – El Paso Herald Post