The Nashville Sounds scored seven unanswered runs late in Saturday’s game and beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 7-3. After a hot streak last road trip in Salt Lake, the Chihuahuas have dropped five of their last six games.
The Chihuahuas struck four consecutive hits in the top of the first inning, including a two-run double by Rafael Ortega. One inning later, Franchy Cordero’s RBI groundout made it 3-0 El Paso. The Sounds brought in two runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and four two-out runs in the eighth to go ahead 7-3.
Carlos Asuaje, Nick Buss and Ortega all had two hits for the Chihuahuas.
Tyrell Jenkins pitched seven innings for El Paso, his longest outing of the season. Jenkins struck out a season-high nine batters.
Saturday was the first loss the Chihuahuas ever sustained in Nashville, as the team was 4-0 in Music City entering this series.
Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at First Tennessee Park. El Paso RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-1, 2.52) vs. Nashville RHP Raul Alcantara (0-0, 0.00). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (13-17), Nashville (13-13)
Nashville 7 El Paso 3 – Saturday
WP: Brady (2-1)
LP: Fisher (0-1)