The Salt Lake Bees beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 2-0 Monday, handing El Paso its fourth shutout loss of the season.
The Bees took a 1-0 lead on a third-inning RBI double by Sherman Johnson and added a second run three innings later on Anthony Bemboom’s RBI single, one of three hits he had in the game.
The Chihuahuas collected seven hits in the loss and had opportunities to score, gaining two baserunners with less than two outs in both the fifth and sixth innings. Salt Lake starter Kyle McGowin pitched six shutout innings and moved to 1-1 vs. El Paso this season.
El Paso starting pitcher Michael Kelly allowed two runs on five hits in five innings Monday, suffering his third loss of the year. El Paso relievers Leonel Campos, Derek Eitel and Rafael De Paula all tossed scoreless outings, giving the Chihuahuas nine straight scoreless relief appearances.
Team Records: Salt Lake (57-70), El Paso (68-61)
Next Game: Tuesday at 7:05 pm vs. Salt Lake at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Nate Smith (7-8, 4.85) vs. El Paso RHP Walter Lockett (0-0, -.–). Game coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso andwww.epchihuahuas.com
Salt Lake 2 El Paso 0 – Monday
WP: McGowin (6-11)
LP: Kelly (6-3)
S: Middleton (1)