Clip courtesy El Paso Chihuahuas
The El Paso Chihuahuas put the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, but lost to the Albuquerque Isotopes 9-8.
Albuquerque’s win prevented the Chihuahuas from a six-game sweep and ended El Paso’s winning streak at six.
Patrick Kivlehan and Nick Tanielu hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the second inning, which was the second time in as many games El Paso hit back-to-back homers.
Albuquerque established new season highs in runs and hits (14) on Tuesday.
Chihuahuas starter MacKenzie Gore allowed five earned runs in 3.2 innings in a no-decision.
El Paso pitchers have walked only three batters over the last two games and the pitching staff has issued the fewest walks in Triple-A West this season.
The Chihuahuas do not play on Wednesday.
Next Game: Thursday, 6:05 pm at Constellation Field. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (1-1, 6.75) vs. Sugar Land TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Albuquerque 9 El Paso 8 – Tuesday | Box Score | Team Records: Albuquerque (2-10), El Paso (8-4)
WP: Gold (1-1) | LP: Thompson (1-1) | S: Smith (1) | Time: 3:27 | Attn: 5,653