Clayton Blackburn got a win against the Chihuahuas Monday for the second time in 10 days, as the Sacramento River Cats beat El Paso 7-3. The River Cats won three of the four games, handing El Paso its first series loss since May 19-22 vs. Round Rock.
El Paso scored once in the first on Austin Hedges’ RBI single and again the second on Manuel Margot’s two-out RBI single. Sacramento then brought in multiple runs in the second, fifth and eighth innings to surge ahead.
Jason Hagerty’s ninth-inning home run, his fourth of the season, capped off the scoring in the game.
Hedges went 2-for-4, his second straight multi-hit game, while Hagerty also went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Alex Dickerson jumped and robbed a home run in the third inning, reaching his glove over the left field wall to catch a ball hit by Sacramento’s Andrew Susac.
Team Records: El Paso (40-30), Sacramento (29-43)
Next Game: Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. vs. Salt Lake at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Kyle McGowin (3-3, 6.07) vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (2-1, 3.31). Game coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
Sacramento 7 El Paso 3 – Monday
WP: Blackburn (5-4)
LP: Dimock (1-1)