The Round Rock Express scored in the first inning for the third consecutive game Monday and beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-3.
El Paso’s Ivan Castillo went 0-for-3 with a walk, ending his six-game hitting streak. Round Rock’s Elier Hernandez hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, the seventh grand slam hit against El Paso this year.
Dogs reliever Steven Wilson pitched two perfect innings with two strikeouts. El Paso right fielder Brian O’Grady was ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning.
It was the fourth time a Chihuahua was ejected this season, with three of them coming in the current homestand.
El Paso won the first game of the series but Round Rock won the next four.
Next Game: Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at Southwest University Park. Round Rock LHP Jake Latz (0-0, 4.50) vs. El Paso RHP Jesse Scholtens (3-7, 4.82). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Round Rock 6 El Paso 3 – Monday | Box Score | Team Records: Round Rock (53-53), El Paso (42-64)
WP: Miller (3-2) | LP: Knehr (0-2) | S: Farmer (5) | Time: 2:50 | Attn: 5,850