The El Paso Chihuahuas had runners in scoring position in the eighth and ninth innings but lost to the Sacramento River Cats 3-1 Wednesday afternoon at Raley Field.
The Chihuahuas have dropped two games in a row, the first time they’ve lost consecutive games since July 5-6 in Las Vegas.
Wynton Bernard led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, Sacramento’s first leadoff home run since August 5, 2015.
Trailing 3-0 in the eighth, the Chihuahuas loaded the bases with no outs on three consecutive singles but had to settle for one run on an RBI walk by Christian Villanueva.
Dillon Overton pitched well in the loss, continuing El Paso’s string of strong starting pitching. Overton allowed three runs in six innings in his fourth Chihuahuas appearance. Rocky Gale went 2-for-4 Wednesday and is 7-for-21 on the current road trip.
Sacramento’s Tyler Beede has thrown 15 innings against the Chihuahuas this year and let in only three runs.
Next Game: Thursday, 8:05 pm at Raley Field. El Paso RHP Kyle Lloyd (0-1, 5.96) vs. Sacramento RHP Chris Stratton (4-5, 5.33). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (48-49), Sacramento (40-56)
Sacramento 3 El Paso 1 – Wednesday
WP: Beede (6-7)
LP: Overton (2-3)
S: Rogers (5)