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Isotopes survive Chihuahuas’ rally to win 6-4

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

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