The Colorado Springs Sky Sox beat the El Paso Chihuahuas for the second time in three games Thursday, winning 13-5. El Paso led 4-0 at the end of one half inning, but trailed 9-4 by the end of the second inning.
One start after tossing six innings without allowing an earned run, Chihuahuas’ starter Bryan Rodriguez was chased from the game after two innings Thursday with eight earned runs against him.
Carlos Asuaje went 3-for-5 in the loss to extend his hitting streak to nine games. Asuaje now has a league-leading 154 hits. Keith Hessler threw 3.1 scoreless innings, his longest outing of the year at any level.
Patrick Kivlehan went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, advancing to 10-for-22 on the road trip.
Milwaukee Brewers’ outfielder Domingo Santana reached base five times against El Paso pitching Thursday, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and five RBIs.
Team Records: El Paso (66-60), Colorado Springs (60-62)
Next Game: Friday at 7:05 pm vs. Colorado Springs at Security Service Field. El Paso LHP Frank Garces (5-7, 4.88) vs. Colorado Springs LHP Josh Hader (0-5, 5.30). Game coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
Colorado Springs 13 El Paso 5 – Thursday
WP: Dillard (7-1)
LP: Rodriguez (4-6)