The El Paso Chihuahuas trailed 4-3 in the second inning Wednesday before scoring five unanswered runs to come back and beat the Fresno Grizzlies 8-4.
Michael Gettys’ three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth, his team-leading 21st homer of the season, provided late insurance for El Paso.
San Diego Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski reached base three times and stole a base in his second MLB injury rehab game.
Kazuhisa Makita struck out five in three scoreless relief innings in his first Triple-A game of the season. The Chihuahuas bullpen has allowed only one earned run in their last 13 outings.
The Chihuahuas have hit 182 home runs this season, the highest single-season total in team history. The Chihuahuas won two of the five games against Fresno and five of the nine games on their homestand.
Next Game: Thursday, 6:35 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (6-2, 6.42) vs. Salt Lake LHP Dillon Peters (2-1, 4.89). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 8 Fresno 4 – Wednesday | Box Score | Team Records: Fresno (44-42), El Paso (52-33)
WP: Makita (1-0) | LP: Ross (2-1) | S: Yardley (5) | Time: 3:02 | Attn: 9,945