The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 8-2 Tuesday night to secure their second straight win.
El Paso had 11 hits in the game, nine of which went for extra bases. Javy Guerra, Luis Urias, A.J. Kennedy and Cory Spangenberg all homered for the Chihuahuas.
El Paso’s Jerry Keel allowed one earned run in six innings in his best Triple-A start to date. He also lined a double to left field for his first professional hit and struck out 10 Isotopes, tying the Chihuahuas’ season-high for strikeouts in a game, previously set by Eric Lauer. It was the first double-digit strikeout game of Keel’s career.
Spangenberg has 29 hits in 19 Triple-A games this season. The Chihuahuas are 31-11 when scoring first.
El Paso 8 Albuquerque 2 – Tuesday
WP: Keel (2-1) | LP: Oberholtzer (4-8) | S: None | Time: 2:57 | Attn: 8,525
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (52-44), Albuquerque (45-50)
Next Game: Wednesday, 6:35 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso LHP Joey Lucchesi (0-0, -.–) vs. Albuquerque RHP Jeff Hoffman (3-4, 3.97). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.