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Goris’ Walk-Off Double in the 10th Lifts Chihuahuas Over Fresno 8-7

The El Paso Chihuahuas showed some fight against the Fresno Grizzlies on Friday by battling their way to an 8-7 extra-innings win.

The Dogs have a demoralizing five wins in the last 18 games, so the victory was desperately welcomed by the team and fans alike.

“We struggled a little bit early on with the pitching,” Chihuahuas Manager Rod Barajas said. “The bullpen was able to come in and put some solid innings of work for us and keep the game within reach. We scrap back and kept battling until that big hit by Goris that won the game for us.”

El Paso starter Jesse Scholtens (5.91 ERA) gave up five earned runs — two of them homeruns — in his four innings of work and left the game tied 4-4.

Reliever Jonathan Aro handled the next two innings and only gave up a couple of hits and one earned run.

El Paso reliever Trey Wingenter (4.74 ERA) took over for Aro in the 7th and threw an impressive 18 pitches (13 of them were strikes) in two innings. Wingenter gave up no hits and was attacking the Grizzlies with a formidable mid-90s fastball.

The Grizzlies were set to win 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th when third baseman Diego Goris nailed a hard-hit ground ball toward the Fresno second baseman who had trouble getting to his feet and making a clean throw afterwards. Goris tied the game on a well-placed double to left field by first baseman Allen Craig.

The next couple of batters left Craig in scoring position and it goes into extras.

Fresno pinch runner Drew Ferguson starts the 10th inning on second base, as per the new minor league baseball rule, and eventually scores from third base on a ball hit to deep left field. El Paso reliever was able to close out the inning without further damage.

Dogs’ center fielder Auston Bousfield started the bottom of the 10th on second base. Infielder Luis Urias singled to right center and later advanced to second on a wild pitch. Longtime Chihuahua and El Paso favorite Hunter Renfroe is intentionally walked and the bases are loaded. Left fielder Shane Peterson struck out and up came Goris, who was probably the Dogs’ best chance at getting the win with his .315 batting average.

Of course, Goris came through on a 1-2 count with a two-run single to center field.

“It was the first time I ever faced this pitcher and I was really just looking for anything I could hit and that’s what happened,” Goris said in Spanish. “You can’t imagine how this feels, it’s really inexplicable. I think this is one of the best ways to get out of a slump.”

El Paso 8 Fresno 7 – Friday – 10 Innings

WP: Castillo (1-0)  LP: Boshers (2-1)  S: None  Time: 3:06  Attn: 7,941   Box Score   |   Team Records: Fresno (25-17), El Paso (21-21)

Next Game: Saturday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Fresno RHP Trent Thornton (3-2, 3.86) vs. El Paso LHP Dillon Overton (0-0, 2.00). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Author: Larry Monarrez – El Paso Herald-Post

Chihuahuas Unveil “The Sandlot” Jersey and Theme Night

The Chihuahuas will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the cult baseball movie “The Sandlot” on Saturday, June 2nd when they take on the Sacramento River Cats (San Francisco Giants affiliate).

“The Sandlot” is a coming of age story about a group of neighborhood kids who come together to play baseball on a sandlot. Released in 1993, the movie became a cult classic for its childhood nostalgic tone.

As part of the festivities, the Chihuahuas will wear a special jersey depicting a tug-of-war between El Paso’s favorite mascot, Chico, and the characters from the movie. The jersey will be auctioned off with the net proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso.

The movie gave fans quotable lines such as “L7 Weenie” and “Heroes get remembered but legends never die” and also “You’re killing me Smalls!”

To add to the night, Tom Guiry, who played the main character, Scotty Smalls, will make his first Minor League Baseball appearance of the season at the game. Guiry will throw out a first pitch, meet with fans and sign autographs on the concourse during the game.

The evening of fun will conclude with a Fireworks Spectacular presented by KVIA and KISS FM, and will be choreographed to the soundtrack from “The Sandlot.”

Fans are encouraged to throw on their favorite t-shirt, jeans and PF Flyers and come dressed as their favorite character from “The Sandlot.” The best dressed fan will win an erector set and contest details will be revealed at a later date.

Chihuahuas’ officials add “Don’t be a L7 Weenie…” Fans are encouraged to get their tickets now via the Durango and Santa Fe Box Offices, online or by calling (915) 533-BASE.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park.

The Chihuahuas box office hours, as well as jersey auction rules, are listed below.

DURANGO BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Non-Gameday hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Gameday hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. through 15 minutes after last out.

Gameday hours: Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. through 15 minutes after last out.

SANTA FE BOX OFFICE HOURS:

Non-Gameday hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Gamedays including Sunday: 10 a.m. through 15 minutes after last out.

AUCTION RULES

The auction will begin as gates open (6 p.m.) and will conclude on the final out of the fifth inning. Winners will be escorted on to the field postgame to receive the game-worn jersey from the respective player/coach*.

Guests who would like to place a bid must be 18 years of age or older. It is the discretion of the El Paso Chihuahuas to decide the winner of the silent auction should names not be legible. Payment is due prior to the end of the game to be eligible to receive the jersey.

Rude or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

Grizz Ride J.D. Davis’ Cycle to 9-7 Win Over Chihuahuas

It was only two pitches: Two pitches that made the difference in the El Paso Chihuahuas 9-7 loss against the Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday.

El Paso’s pitchers struggled on Thursday. Each of the four pitchers allowed runs to the hot-hitting Grizzlies. Fresno third baseman J.D. Davis (.425 BA) led the way by hitting for the cycle and alone accounted for five of the their runs.

El Paso starter Chris Huffman (5.80 ERA) went three innings and gave up four earned runs. Relievers T.J. Weir (6.23 ERA) and Kyle McGrath (5.87 ERA) each allowed two earned runs. And Colten Brewer (5.51 ERA) allowed one.

El Paso hitters struggled through the first five innings against Fresno starter Josh James who was throwing in the mid-90s and struck out 10 of the 16 batters he faced, allowing only three hits and two earned runs. The Dogs, however, found their swing in the 6th with back-to-back doubles and a two-run home run by designated hitter Allen Craig (.241 BA) that smacked into the center field scoreboard.

The score was tied 6-6 in the 6th inning, anyone’s game. Fresno scored once more in the 7th and finished it off with back-to-back long balls in the 9th. The Chihuahuas showed some spark in their half of that inning but only managed to score one run on a Brett Nicholas (.301 BA) single to right field.

So again, just two pitches. You can choose any one of those pitches that scored a run and the result would have been the same: El Paso’s pitching is struggling.

The winning pitcher was Matt Ramsey (2-1). The losing pitcher was Brewer (0-3) and the save went to Brendan McCurry.

Next Game: Friday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Fresno RHP David Paulino (0-0, 4.85) vs. El Paso RHP Jesse Scholtens (0-1, 2.70). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com

Stats by El Paso Chihuahuas:

Fresno 9 – El Paso 7 – Thursday  WP: Ramsey (2-1)  |  LP: Brewer (0-3)  |   S: McCurry (7)   |   Time: 3:04  |  Attn: 6,341

Box Score: Box Score   |   Team Records: Fresno (25-16), El Paso (20-21)

Author: Larry Monarrez – El Paso Herald-Post

Day Game Downer: Aces Down Dogs 3-1

The Reno Aces got past the El Paso Chihuahuas 3-1 Tuesday in a quick-moving game at Greater Nevada Field. The Aces won three of the four games in the series.

El Paso’s lone run came on a solo home run by Brett Nicholas in the top of the eighth inning, his 11th home run of the season. The longball stopped El Paso from being shut out for the first time this season.

Nicholas had multiple hits and at least one RBI in both of the final two games of the series.

The Chihuahuas had strong starting pitching in the series, as none of the four starters allowed more than two earned runs. Neither team scored more than six runs in any of the four games at Greater Nevada Field, which is usually known as a hitters’ ballpark.

Tuesday’s contest finished three minutes longer than the shortest nine-inning game in Chihuahuas’ history, set April 30, 2016 at Fresno.

The Chihuahuas do not play on Wednesday.

Reno 3 El Paso 1 – Tuesday  WP: Buchanan (2-3)  LP: Perdomo (3-2)  S: Bracho (1)  Time: 2:03  Attn: 6,324

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (20-20), Reno (17-23)

Next Game: Thursday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. Fresno RHP Josh James (0-1, 5.40) vs. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (2-3, 5.30). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Chihuahuas, Whataburger Team Up to Host Food Drive at Southwest University Park

The El Paso Chihuahuas and Whataburger are teaming up to host the fourth annual food drive at Southwest University Park.

The drive will take place Thursday, May 17th through Sunday, May 20th when the Chihuahuas host the Fresno Grizzlies (Houston Astros affiliate) and will benefit the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank.

Whataburger will give Chihuahuas fans who donate three (3) or more canned goods, non-perishable food items, or a minimum monetary contribution of $1, one (1) coupon good for a free Whataburger, while supplies last. Every $1 donation produces up to 10 meals.

“Whataburger has been an incredible community partner through this initiative and we hope this year is the biggest yet,” said Chihuahuas Vice President and General Manager Brad Taylor.

“Whataburger is proud to partner with the El Paso Chihuahuas again on such an important cause,” said Whataburger Director of Operations Henry Apodaca. “We can think of no better way to say thank you to our supportive community than to invest in our neighbors. Last year alone, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank provided more than 24,000 meals through this effort, and we hope our city will work together with us to continue fighting hunger in big ways.”

Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items as they enter through the gates of Southwest University Park. Fans are asked to donate canned vegetables and fruits, soups, high protein items such as tuna and peanut butter, boxed pastas and cereals, and staples such as packaged rice and beans. Fans may also make monetary donations.

In addition to the food drive, the Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy will be volunteering at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank headquarters on Saturday, May 19th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

The Pack, alongside Whataburger representatives, will be assisting with sorting food, cleaning, office work, and other duties as needed at the warehouse. Anyone interested in joining the Helen of Troy Volunteer Pack can register here: bit.ly/All-Paws-In.

“We are very grateful to the Chihuahuas, Whataburger, and the fans attending the games May 17-May 20.  Every dollar donated, and every can of food brought in helps us to further our mission of feeding the 91,000 individuals in our community who are food insecure,” said Susan Goodell, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank’s Chief Executive Officer.

Thursday, May 17, 2018  |  Gates: 5:30 p.m.  |  First Pitch: 6:35p.m.

Whataburger Food Drive

Thrifty Thursday presented by KFOX, Univision, TriColor, KLAQ

Thank You Thursday presented by Prudential

Military, First Responders, & Government Officials receive 25% ticket savings at GovX.com

Pepsi Family Four Pack presented by Lowe’s

Happy Birthday El Paso Celebration!

 

Friday, May 18, 2018  |  Gates: 5:30 p.m.  |  First Pitch: 6:35p.m.

Es Divertido Ser Un Fan

Whataburger Food Drive

Flat Screen Friday

Fetch the Fun Friday presented by KTSM and HOT 93.5

Bimbo Bakeries Sara Lee Artesano Golden Wheat Bread Giveaway Upon Exit While Supplies Last

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018  |  Gates: 6 p.m.  |  First Pitch: 7:05 p.m.

Whataburger Food Drive

Fireworks Spectacular presented by KVIA and KISS FM

One Hit Wonders Night

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018  |  Gates: 5 p.m.  |  First Pitch: 6:05p.m.

First Responders Home Run Derby

Whataburger Food Drive

First Responders Night

Estrella Jalisco Experience in the Budweiser Bullpen Patio

Kids Day Sunday presented by KCOS, Telemundo, Sunny 99.9

 

Chihuahuas Bite Back, Top Reno 6-3

Walker Lockett pitched into the seventh inning in Monday’s 6-3 win for the El Paso
Chihuahuas over the Reno Aces. Lockett allowed only two runs, which was the third
consecutive game El Paso’s starter allowed two runs or less. The win snapped a
three-game losing streak.

Allen Craig started at first base and went 3-for-4 with a long home run to left
field and two RBIs. The top three hitters in the Chihuahuas’ order, Luis Urias,
Auston Bousfield and Brett Nicholas had two hits apiece. Trey Wingenter and Tyler
Webb both tossed scoreless outings out of the El Paso bullpen. Jose Castillo pitched
the ninth inning and let in one run in his Triple-A debut.

The victory pushed El Paso’s record to above .500. The Chihuahuas have not had a
losing record at any point this season. Shane Peterson went 1-for-5 and now has 998
minor league hits in his career. El Paso’s 13-6 road record is the best in the
Pacific Coast League.

Box Score Team Records: El Paso (20-19), Reno (16-23)

Next Game: Tuesday, 12:35 pm at Greater Nevada Field. El Paso RHP Luis Perdomo (3-1,
3.10) vs. Reno RHP Jake Buchanan (1-3, 4.63). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso
and www.epchihuahuas.com

 

Reno Home Run Lifts Aces Over Chihuahuas 5-4

The Reno Aces beat the El Paso Chihuahuas by one run for the second consecutive game Sunday, winning 5-4.

The Chihuahuas had a strong start for the second straight day, with Dillon Overton allowing two first inning runs before retiring the final 14 batters he faced.

The Chihuahuas scored in the fourth on A.J. Kennedy’s first Triple-A hit, an RBI single off former MLB All-Star Clay Buchholz. Franmil Reyes and Diego Goris hit back-to-back RBI singles one inning later to put El Paso ahead 3-2.

The lead held until Anthony Recker’s two out, two-strike home run put Reno ahead by a run in the eighth. Recker has four home runs in six games against El Paso this season.

Auston Bousfield hit a solo home run against former AL Rookie of the Year Neftali Feliz in the ninth inning, Bousfield’s first homer of the season between Double-A and Triple-A.

Overton went 1-for-2 at the plate and is now 3-for-4 this season batting.

Reno 5 El Paso 4 – Sunday – WP: Krehbiel (2-1)  LP: McGrath (1-2)  S: Feliz (1)  Time: 2:32  Attn: 3,681

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (19-19), Reno (16-22)

Next Game: Monday, 7:35 pm at Greater Nevada Field. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (1-3, 5.49) vs. Reno RHP Albert Suarez (0-0, 6.75). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Reno Doubles Up Dogs 2-1; Reyes Takes MiLB Home Run Lead

Jesse Scholtens pitched well for El Paso in his Triple-A debut Saturday but the Chihuahuas lost the road trip opener to the Reno Aces 2-1.

Scholtens allowed two runs in 6.2 innings but suffered the loss. Reno starter Taylor Clarke pitched well also, limiting El Paso to one run in seven innings. Clarke has held El Paso to three runs in 14 innings this season.

Franmil Reyes drove a solo home run into Reno’s right field bullpen in the fourth inning. It was his 14th homer of the season, separating him from Double-A Harrisburg’s Juan Soto for the Minor League Baseball lead in home runs.

The Chihuahuas loaded the bases with one out in the eighth inning but weren’t able to score and tie the game. Auston Bousfield pinch ran for El Paso in the ninth inning on the day he arrived from Double-A San Antonio.

El Paso’s two hits tied the team record for fewest hits in a game.

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (19-18), Reno (15-22)

Reno 2 El Paso 1 – Saturday  WP: Clarke (3-5)  LP: Scholtens (0-1)  S: Hagens (1)  Time: 2:30  Attn: 6,374

Next Game: Sunday, 2:05 pm at Greater Nevada Field. El Paso LHP Dillon Overton (0-0, 0.00) vs. Reno RHP Clay Buchholz (1-1, 3.12). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Skid Stopped! Chihuahuas Roll Rainiers 11-3

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored 11 runs in the first three innings Thursday and beat the Tacoma Rainiers 11-3. It ended El Paso’s five-game losing streak.

The first five Chihuahuas hitters in the bottom of the third inning walked, two bases on balls short of the Pacific Coast League record for consecutive batters reaching on a walk.

After the two bases-loaded walks, Cory Spangenberg hit a grand slam to center field, the Chihuahuas’ third grand slam of the season. El Paso’s offense had nine walks in the game, one shy of a team record.

The repeated walks provided an unusual scoring line after three innings, as the Chihuahuas had 11 runs on four hits at that point. Luis Perdomo allowed two runs in six innings and received his third win in four starts since being optioned from San Diego.

Spangenberg went 3-for-5 with a walk and five RBIs for the Chihuahuas. Brett Nicholas hit a three-run home run in the first inning, becoming the fourth PCL player this season with a double-digit home run total.

Box Score    |   Team Records: Tacoma (16-18), El Paso (19-16)

Next Game: Friday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Tacoma RHP Christian Bergman (2-3, 3.69) vs. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (2-1, 3.13). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com

El Paso 11 Tacoma 3 – Thursday
WP: Perdomo (3-1)
LP: Povse (1-6)
S: None
Time: 2:40
Attn: 8,267

Gallery+Story: Tacoma Tops Chihua-Diablos 8-5; Reyes’ Hit Streak Broken

The El Paso Chihuahuas started out the 2018 season on fire, but in the last 14 games seem to be in some kind of funk. They’ve lost 11 of the last 14, and that trend continued Wednesday night as the Dogs dropped their fifth straight game Wednesday, this time to the Tacoma Rainiers 8-5.

El Paso scored first in the bottom of the 2nd inning when infielder Javy Guerra scored from second base on a hit single from catcher Stephen McGee (.125 BA). Tacoma answered in the 3rd with a two-run homer by third baseman Taylor Motter (.190 BA).

It was still a close game and El Paso starter Walker Lockett (1-3) seemed to settle down until the 5th in which he gave up a triple to outfielder John Andreoli. Andreoli scored on a single to center by shortstop Zach Vince. Vince scored on a sacrifice fly to left center field.

The Rainiers scored again when infielder Gordon Beckham hit a sacrifice fly to center and scored outfielder Ian Miller.

Tacoma tacked on three more runs, one in the 6th charged to Lockett and two in the 9th on a two-run homer by Cameron Perkins off of Dogs’ reliever Robert Stock (.450 ERA).

The crowd of 6,592 were treated to a suspenseful 9th when El Paso shortstop Javy Guerra started a modest rally the inning with a single on a throwing error. Then outfielder Shane Peterson singled with one out. Outfielder Cory Spangenberg doubled them in and advanced to third base on a wild pitch.

It looked like there was still hope as the heart of the lineup was set to come up with only one out. Second baseman Luis Urias drove in Spangenberg on a 4-to-3 groundout. But then, the rally fizzled on a Brett Nicholas fly ball to centerfield.

Rob Whalen (4-2) was the winning pitcher. Lockett (1-3) was the losing pitcher.

Box Score   |   Team Records: Tacoma (16-17), El Paso (18-16)

WP: Whalen (4-2)  LP: Lockett (1-3)  S: None  Time: 2:52  Attn: 6,592

Next Game: Thursday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. Tacoma RHP Max Povse (1-5, 7.58) vs. El Paso RHP Luis Perdomo (2-1, 3.13). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Author: Larry Monarrez – El Paso Herald-Post

Gallery+Story: Rainiers’ Rally Soaks Chihuahuas 10-6

The Tacoma Rainiers broke a late tie with a four-run top of the ninth inning Tuesday and beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 10-6.

It was the first meeting of the season between the two teams. The Chihuahuas have dropped four consecutive games.

Franmil Reyes went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI and now has multiple hits in eight consecutive games. He has a nine-game hitting streak overall and has compiled 16 RBIs in eight games this month.

Reliever Kazuhisa Makita pitched two scoreless innings for the Chihuahuas on the day he arrived to El Paso. The Chihuahuas’ opponent has scored first in all four games of El Paso’s current losing streak.

Box Score  |   Team Records: Tacoma (15-17), El Paso (18-15)

Next Game: Wednesday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. Tacoma RHP Rob Whalen (3-2, 6.00) vs. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (1-2, 4.91). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com

Tacoma 10 El Paso 6 – Tuesday

WP: Morin (2-0) LP: Brewer (0-2) S: None Time: 3:09 Attn: 6,288

Gallery by Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta, Chief Photographer, El Paso Herald-Post

Chihuahuas’ Red-Hot Reyes Named PCL Player of the Week

ROUND ROCK, Texas – El Paso Chihuahuas outfielder Franmil Reyes had a historic week at the plate and was named the Pacific Coast League’s Player of the Week for April 30-May 6, 2018, the League office announced on Monday.

Reyes’ offensive onslaught featured 17 hits, 11 extra-base hits, eight home runs, 44 total bases and 13 runs, all totals that led Minor League Baseball. He has homered in five consecutive games, including a stretch that saw him post three straight multi-homer games.

Reyes is the first PCL player to hit eight or more home runs in a single week since May 21-27, 2007, when Omaha’s Craig Brazell also hit eight. In total, Reyes hit .607 (17-for-28) with 14 RBI, slugging 1.571 for an OPS of 2.217, the latter two of which also paced MiLB.

The 22-year-old, who collected a hit and run scored in all seven contests, has posted six consecutive multi-hit games, the last four of which have been three-hit efforts. He got on base three times, drove in a run and scored a run in a May 1 win against Reno.

Reyes followed by hitting six home runs over the next three games, from May 2-4, a span that saw him reach base in 10-of-13 plate appearances, collect nine RBI and score eight runs. Reyes finished the week with his fourth and fifth straight games with a home run, highlighted by his three-hit, three-RBI performance May 6 at Albuquerque.

Reyes, in his seventh season in the Padres organization, is Minor League Baseball’s early season leader with 13 home runs. He has totaled the most bases in the PCL this season (84), while ranking among the league leaders in RBI (34, t-1st), extra-base hits (19, t-1st) and runs scored (29, t-1st).

The Dominican Republic native is a year removed from pacing the Double-A Texas League in home runs (25), extra-base hits (53) and total bases (235). In his 685-game career, he has hit .266 (686-for-2576) with 82 home runs and 417 RBI.

This is his third career Player of the Week award; the Chihuhuas are the first PCL team to have three consecutive Player of the Week recipients since the 2009 Las Vegas 51s (Kevin Howard, June 22-28; Joe Inglett, June 29-July 5; Jason Lane, July 6-12).

Also on Monday, New Orleans Baby Cakes right-hander Ben Meyer tossed a pair of quality starts and was named the PCL’s Pitcher of the Week.

In his first year at the highest level of the Minors, Meyer has posted the fourth-best ERA in the PCL to date (2.10; 34.1 IP, 8 ER). He has also held opponents to a .172 average (21-for-122) and sports a 0.84 WHIP, totals that both lead the league. This is his first career Pitcher of the Week award.

Day Game Downer: ABQ Beats Chihuahuas 11-7

The Albuquerque Isotopes beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 11-7 Monday and took three of the four games in the series.

The Isotopes started the bottom of the second inning with an inside-the-park home run by Derrik Gibson, the eighth inside-the-park home run against the Chihuahuas in their team history.

Franmil Reyes went 2-for-4 with two singles, a walk and an RBI. Reyes now has an eight-game hitting streak, seven consecutive games with multiple hits and 15 RBIs in seven games this month.

Dusty Coleman went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run and played center field for the first time in his career.

Infielder Matthew Batten reached base three times on a single and two walks in his second start at second base since being transferred from Padres Extended Spring Training. There were 18 combined home runs in the four-game series.

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (18-14), Albuquerque (15-17)

Next Game: Tuesday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. Tacoma LHP Angel Miranda (2-0, 5.03) vs. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (3-0, 2.45). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Albuquerque 11 El Paso 7 – Monday

WP: Howard (2-3)

LP: Mariot (0-1)

S: None

Time: 2:53

Attn: 11,185

Sunday Slugfest! Isotopes top Chihuahuas 14-12

The Albuquerque Isotopes beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 14-12 Sunday in a slugfest that had 34 combined hits and seven home runs. Both teams hit a grand slam.

The Chihuahuas trailed 8-2 in the top of the fifth when they batted around and scored six runs, their third comeback of six runs or more this season. Dusty Coleman went 2-for-5 with four RBIs on the Chihuahuas’ second grand slam of the season.

Diego Goris and Luis Urias collected four hits each, including a home run by both.

Franmil Reyes homered in his fifth straight game, has eight home runs in his last five games and leads all of Minor League Baseball with 13 this season. Reyes has compiled four straight three-hit games, six straight multi-hit games and has a .696 batting average in May.

The Chihuahuas set a season high with 18 hits Sunday. It was the first time all season the Chihuahuas lost in a game in which they outhit their opponent. Reyes and Goris hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning, El Paso’s first set of back-to-back homers since April 7 at Las Vegas (Brett Nicholas and Javy Guerra).

Box Score   |    Team Records: El Paso (18-13), Albuquerque (14-17)

Next Game: Monday, 11:05 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso TBA vs. Albuquerque LHP Sam Howard (1-3, 5.87). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Albuquerque 14 El Paso 12 – Sunday

WP: Gonzalez (1-0)

LP: McGrath (1-1)

S: Johnson (6)

Time: 3:28

Attn: 9,147

Record Crowd in ABQ Watches Isotopes Beat Chihuahuas 4-1

The El Paso Chihuahuas brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth inning Saturday but lost 4-1 to the Albuquerque Isotopes.

It was only the second road loss for El Paso in 14 tries.

Franmil Reyes went 3-for-4 with another home run, his seventh in his last four games. Reyes had two homers in each of the three games leading up to Saturday’s contest. Dusty Coleman went 1-for-3 with his second double in as many games.

Tyler Webb, Robert Stock and Colten Brewer all pitched scoreless outings out of El Paso’s bullpen. The loss dropped the Chihuahuas out of first place for the first time this year.

Saturday’s crowd of 16,975 was the largest in the 16-year history of Isotopes Park.

Box Score   |    Team Records: El Paso (18-12), Albuquerque (13-17)

Next Game: Sunday, 1:35 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso RHP Kyle Lloyd (3-1, 5.81) vs. Albuquerque RHP Jeff Hoffman (1-3, 4.42). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Albuquerque 4 El Paso 1 – Saturday

WP: Hessler (1-1)

LP: Huffman (2-2)

S: Johnson (5)

Time: 2:45

Attn: 16,975

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