For the second straight night, the El Paso Chihuahuas had the go-ahead run at the plate with two outs in the top of the ninth inning but lost 6-4 to the Albuquerque Isotopes at Isotopes Park Friday night.
Outfielder’s Patrick Kivlehan and Taylor Kohlwey both hit home runs. For Kivlehan it was his team-leading 15th of the season, Kohlwey’s was his first home run of the season with the Chihuahuas, second total.
Kivlehan finished the game 2-for-5 with two RBIs, and Kohlwey 2-for-4 with one RBI.
RHP Pedro Avila went 1.2 scoreless innings pitched in relief, tossing a new season high 46 pitches.
The loss is the Chihuahuas second in a row. Game three of the series is tomorrow.
Next game: Saturday at 6:35 p.m. Mountain Time from Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park. El Paso TBA vs. Albuquerque RHP Jose Mujica (2-6, 6.91).
The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Albuquerque 6 El Paso 4 – Friday | Box Score | Team Records: Albuquerque (17-33), El Paso (22-27)
WP: Holder (1-2) | LP: Scholtens (2-6) | S: Rosscup (2) | Time: 3:20 | Attn: 4,044