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Chihuahuas Edge Salt Lake in Extra Innings 11-10; Snag Top Spot in PCL Pacific Southern

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Salt Lake Bees 11-10 Wednesday night at Smith’s Ballpark in the opener of a five-game series.

The victory moved El Paso into first place, one game ahead of second place Salt Lake.

Luis Urias went 4-for-5 with a walk and two RBIs, including an RBI triple in the top of the 11th inning to put El Paso ahead. The Bees had a chance to win in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 10th when they loaded the bases with no outs, but Chihuahuas’ reliever Rowan Wick got three consecutive outs to preserve the tie.

Forrestt Allday went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, his second homer in as many games and the fifth of his professional career. The Chihuahuas and Bees are now both 2-2 in extra-inning games this season.

The Chihuahuas are now 4-1 all-time on the Fourth of July, with three of the wins coming in Salt Lake.

El Paso 11 Salt Lake 10 – Wednesday – 11 Innings

WP: Wick (1-0)  |  LP: Rhoades (2-3)  |  S: Brewer (2)  |  Time: 4:03  |  Attn: 14,511

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (46-40), Salt Lake (45-41)

Next Game: Thursday, 7:05 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (6-0, 2.88) vs. Salt Lake RHP Osmer Morales (4-3, 6.75). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Gallery+Story: Bees for Breakfast! Chihuahuas Sweep Salt Lake with 5-2 Win Sunday

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Salt Lake Bees 5-2 Sunday at Southwest University Park, giving El Paso three consecutive wins over Salt Lake.

The Chihuahuas swept the Bees, their second series sweep of the year and their first since mid-June against Tacoma.

Jabari Blash went 1-for2 with a home run and a walk. The homer was his third in his last seven games. Franchy Cordero also homered, a towering fly ball that flew over the batter’s eye in the bottom of the third.

El Paso starter Bryan Rodriguez allowed only one run in seven innings of work, his longest start of the season.

Sunday was the final time the Chihuahuas and Bees will meet this season, with El Paso winning 10 of the 16 meetings this year. The Chihuahuas enter the Pacific Coast League all-star break in third place, five games behind first place Salt Lake.

Next Game: Thursday8:05 pm at Greater Nevada Field. El Paso TBA vs. Reno TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com

Box Score  |   Team Records: Salt Lake (49-41), El Paso (44-46)

El Paso 5 Salt Lake 2 – Sunday

WP: Rodriguez (2-7)

LP: Meyer (0-1)

S: None

Time: 2:19

Attn: 6,951

Photos by Andres Acosta, El Paso Herald-Post Chief Photographer

Gallery+Story: Chihuahuas Bust Bees Again 5-4; Blash Goes 3-for-3

The El Paso Chihuahuas knocked off the Salt Lake Bees 5-4 Saturday to win their second consecutive game against the top team in the division.

Saturday’s contest was tied at three in the bottom of the sixth when Jabari Blash rocked a two-run double off the left field wall. The Bees scored once and put the tying run on at third base in the top of the ninth inning but Jason Jester got a game-ending groundout to clinch his second save in as many days.

Blash reached base four times Saturday, going 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Nick Buss had two more hits in four at bats and now has a .389 average as he nears the required number of plate appearances to qualify for the league batting title. Dusty Coleman went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in the Chihuahuas’ win.

The Chihuahuas have now won three of their four series against Salt Lake this season. Also, El Paso has scored in the first inning in its last three games.

El Paso has won four of six games and with a victory Sunday would sweep the Bees in the final game before the Pacific Coast League all-star break.

Next Game: Sunday10:05 am at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Alex Meyer (0-0, 6.16) vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (1-7, 6.09). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |   Team Records: Salt Lake (49-40), El Paso (43-46)

El Paso 5 Salt Lake 4 – Saturday

WP: Magill (6-4)

LP: Scribner (9-3)

S: Jester (3)

Time: 2:40

Attn: 9,012

Photos by Andres Acosta, El Paso Herald-Post Chief Photographer

Gallery+Story: Chihuahuas Squash Bees Early, Take 9-5 Win

The El Paso Chihuahuas had a six-run first inning and never trailed after that in their 9-5 win over the Salt Lake Bees Friday night.

Michael Kelly allowed only one hit in five innings and picked up his first Triple-A win of the season. Diego Goris and Christian Villanueva both hit homers for El Paso, giving the Chihuahuas 10 home runs in their last six games.

The Bees entered Friday with the best fielding percentage in the Pacific Coast League but committed four errors in the loss.

The Chihuahuas are now seven games behind first place Salt Lake with two head to head matchups remaining before the Pacific Coast League all-star break.

El Paso has won three of its last five games overall and has an 8-6 record versus the Bees this year.

Next Game: Saturday7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Troy Scribner (9-2, 4.41) vs. El Paso RHP Matt Magill (5-4, 4.02). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |  Team Records: Salt Lake (49-39), El Paso (42-46)

El Paso 9 Salt Lake 5 – Friday

WP: Kelly (1-1)

LP: Diaz (3-6)

S: Jester (2)

Time: 2:59

Attn: 8,396

Photos by El Paso Herald-Post Chief Photographer Andres Acosta

Chihuahuas Sting Bees 5-2, Avoid Series Sweep

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored all five of their runs in the second inning of Sunday’s 5-2 win over the Salt Lake Bees. The victory kept Salt Lake from a sweep.

The Chihuahuas have not been swept in a 2017 series.

El Paso’s second inning rally consisted of RBI singles from Rafael Ortega and Jabari Blash, a sacrifice fly by Jose Pirela and Christian Villanueva’s two-run double with two outs to chase starter Parker Bridwell from the game.

Salt Lake hit two solo home runs to account for the Bees’ offense.

Chihuahuas starter Matt Magill allowed only one run in his five-inning return from Extended Spring Training. Pirela went 2-for-3 and has five multi-hit games in the Chihuahuas last seven contests. Nick Schulz reached base three times in the win, while Phil Maton pitched two innings for the third time this season and picked up his 11th save, tied for the league lead.

Next Game: Monday, 7:05 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso RHP Andre Rienzo (1-0, 3.03) vs. Albuquerque RHP Matt Flemer (2-4, 6.86). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |  Team Records: Salt Lake (31-26), El Paso (26-31)

El Paso 5 Salt Lake 2 – Sunday

WP: Magill (3-3)

LP: Bridwell (2-2)

S: Maton (11)

Time: 2:40

Attn: 8,689

Bees Blowout Chihuahuas 11-1; Series Ends Sunday

The Salt Lake Bees defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 11-1 Saturday to win their third consecutive game at Southwest University Park. Bees starting pitchers have combined for 12 shutout innings over the last two games.

It was not a lopsided game until late, as the Bees’ lead was only 3-0 entering the seventh inning.

After the first two batters were retired in the seventh, Salt Lake had nine consecutive hitters reach base and built up a double-digit lead. The seven-run seventh tied the season highs for Bees runs in an inning and Chihuahuas runs allowed in an inning.

El Paso’s lone run came on an RBI groundout by Jose Pirela in the bottom of the eighth. Dusty Coleman and Jabari Blash reached base twice in the loss for El Paso. Reliever Jason Jester tossed a scoreless top of the ninth inning for the Chihuahuas.

Next Game: Sunday, 6:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Parker Bridwell (2-1, 0.92) vs. El Paso RHP Matt Magill (2-3, 3.97). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |  Team Records: Salt Lake (31-25), El Paso (25-31)

Salt Lake 11 El Paso 1 – Saturday

WP: Klonowski (1-1)

LP: Rodriguez (1-4)

S: None

Time: 2:46

Attn: 8,918

Salt Lake Tops Chihuahuas Once Again 5-2

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored two late runs but fell to the Salt Lake Bees 5-2 Friday night.

Salt Lake starter Austin Robichaux pitched six shutout innings for Salt Lake to get his first Triple-A win. The first place Bees have won the first two games of the series.

One night after scoring 10 runs on 14 hits, the Chihuahuas weren’t able to get their bats going. Robichaux faced the minimum through five innings and the Chihuahuas did not have a runner reach second base until the sixth.

El Paso’s runs came on a seventh-inning RBI single by Christian Villanueva and a solo home run by Dusty Coleman in the eighth, his seventh homer of the season, with six coming at Southwest University Park.

Next Game: Saturday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Alex Klonowski (2-3, 3.88) vs. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (1-3, 4.63). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |   Team Records: Salt Lake (30-25), El Paso (25-30)

Salt Lake 5 El Paso 2 – Friday

WP: Robichaux (1-0)

LP: Lloyd (0-1)

S: Pounders (3)

Time: 2:41

Attn: 7,487

Chihuahuas Epic Comeback Falls Just Short as Salt Lake Wins 11-10

The El Paso Chihuahuas trailed 10-0 early Thursday and almost completed the biggest comeback in team history but lost to the Salt Lake Bees 11-10.

C.J. Cron’s two home runs in the first three innings helped the Bees build the 10-run lead. The Chihuahuas scored three runs in the third, three more in the fifth and two runs in the seventh to make it 10-8.

Trailing 11-8 entering the bottom of the ninth, El Paso struck three consecutive hits, including an RBI triple by Carlos Asuaje and an RBI infield single from Jose Pirela. With Pirela representing the tying run at first base with one out, Christian Villanueva connected on a low line drive down the third base line.

Third baseman Nolan Fontana was guarding the line, picked the ball on one hop and started a 5-4-3 double play to end the game.

Adam Cimber and Keith Hessler combined for 5.1 innings of shutout relief Thursday while the Chihuahuas were making their comeback attempt. The Chihuahuas team record for biggest comeback remains seven runs, which they did twice, once in 2014 and once in 2015.

Next Game: Friday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake RHP Austin Robichaux (1-2, 5.73) vs. El Paso RHP Kyle Lloyd (0-0, 4.50). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |   Team Records: Salt Lake (29-25), El Paso (25-29)

Salt Lake 11 El Paso 10 – Thursday

WP: Scribner (6-1)

LP: Jenkins (4-5)

S: Miller (7)

Time: 3:07

Attn: 7,257

Bees Outlast Chihuahuas 8-6; Barajas, Valdez Ejected in 8th

The El Paso Chihuahuas were six outs away from a series sweep Friday, but the Salt Lake Bees scored six times in the bottom of the eighth and won 8-6.

The Chihuahuas brought in at least one run in the first three innings of the game and built up a 6-2 lead by the seventh inning. Salt Lake’s eighth-inning rally included 10 batters and multi-run, extra-base hits by Eric Young Jr. and Shane Robinson.

Chihuahuas manager Rod Barajas and reliever Jose Valdez were ejected on separate plays in the eighth, the first two ejections of the season for the Chihuahuas, and the first for Barajas in his two seasons as El Paso’s manager.

Matt Magill was on line for the win after Salt Lake’s late success against the Chihuahuas bullpen, pitching the first seven innings of the game and allowing only two runs. Chihuahuas catcher Tony Cruz went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, while also catching a Bees running trying to steal.

The Chihuahuas won three of the four games and finished their time in Salt Lake this season with six wins and three losses at Smith’s Ballpark.

Next Game: Saturday, 8:05 pm at Cashman Field. El Paso RHP Tyrell Jenkins (3-4, 5.06) vs. Las Vegas RHP Wilfredo Boscan (0-2, 3.45). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |  Team Records: El Paso (23-26), Salt Lake (26-23)

Salt Lake 8 El Paso 6 – Friday

WP: Mahle (3-2)

LP: Valdez (1-3)

S: Miller (6)

Time: 2:51

Attn: 4,245

Chihuahuas Win Again, Swat Down Bees 8-5

The El Paso Chihuahuas clinched a series win over the Salt Lake Bees with an 8-5 victory at Smith’s Ballpark on Thursday night.

El Paso has won both series at Salt Lake this year and has a 38-18 all-time record versus the Bees.

The Chihuahuas put together a nine-batter, five-run rally in the second inning, including back-to-back, two-out, two-run hits by Jose Pirela and Rafael Ortega.

El Paso hit three home runs in the win, including back-to-back shots by Franchy Cordero and Pirela, the club’s second set of back-to-back homers this season. The Chihuahuas have hit 10 longballs in the last four games.

Walker Lockett surrendered three earned runs in 5.2 innings and has allowed only four earned runs in his last 17.2 innings. Salt Lake manager Keith Johnson was ejected in the sixth inning for arguing a close play at home plate. The Bees have left 30 runners on base in the last two games combined.

The Bees had a hit and three walks with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to make it interesting, but Phil Maton came in and struck out Kaleb Cowart to leave the tying run on base and pick up a one-out save.

Next Game: Friday, 6:35 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso RHP Matt Magill (2-3, 4.17) vs. Salt Lake TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |  Team Records: El Paso (23-25), Salt Lake (25-23)

El Paso 8 Salt Lake 5 – Thursday

WP: Lockett (5-2)

LP: Scribner (5-1)

S: Maton (8)

Time: 3:09

Attn: 3,696

Chihuahuas Stop Salt Lake Bees in Extra Innings 5-4

Rocky Gale’s RBI double in the top of the 10th inning helped the El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Salt Lake Bees 5-4 Wednesday night. It was El Paso’s first extra-inning win of the season.

Gale also caught two Bees trying to steal for the second consecutive game, including the potential tying run in the bottom of the 10th on Wednesday.

Nick Buss went 2-for-4 with his second home run in as many games. Chihuahuas starter Bryan Rodriguez allowed two earned runs in 5.2 innings in his return from Double-A. Phil Maton earned the win after tossing a scoreless ninth and tenth inning.

The Chihuahuas have taken the first two games of their eight-game road swing.

Salt Lake used three pitchers in the first three innings, as Los Angeles Angels Mike Morin and Huston Street pitched an inning each on injury rehab at the beginning of the game.

Next Game: Thursday, 6:35 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (4-2, 4.35) vs. Salt Lake RHP Troy Scribner (5-0, 3.25). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score Team Records: El Paso (22-25), Salt Lake (25-22)

El Paso 5 Salt Lake 4 – Wednesday – 10 Innings

WP: Maton (1-1)

LP: Nuss (0-1)

S: None

Time: 3:02

Attn: 3,618

Chihuahuas Crush Bees 14-5 in Salt Lake

The El Paso Chihuahuas began their eight-game road trip with a 14-5 win over the Salt Lake Bees Tuesday night at Smith’s Ballpark.

El Paso chased Salt Lake starter Vicente Campos after one inning and have now scored eight earned runs against Campos in three innings this season.

El Paso surged ahead with four runs in a nine-batter sixth inning. It was an unexpected rally, as the first two batters were retired before the next six reached base. The Chihuahuas piled up 17 hits in the win, their fifth time reaching double digit hits in their last nine contests.

Rafael Ortega went 4-for-5 with two RBIs, his second four-hit game in the last five days. One day after being named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week, Christian Villanueva went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs.

El Paso hit four home runs Tuesday to set a new season high. Rocky Gale caught two Bees trying to steal and has thrown out 42 percent of attempted base stealers this season.

Next Game: Wednesday, 6:35 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso RHP Bryan Rodriguez (1-3, 5.47) vs. Salt Lake TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score |  Team Records: El Paso (21-25), Salt Lake (25-21)

El Paso 14 Salt Lake 5 – Tuesday

WP: Cimber (1-0)

LP: Banuelos (2-4)

S: None

Time: 3:17

Attn: 3,866

Salt Lake Tops Chihuahuas 9-4; Dogs Return Home Tuesday to Take on ABQ

Salt Lake’s Nolan Fontana went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBIs in the Bees’ 9-4 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Monday night.

The Bees got to Chihuahuas starter Dinelson Lamet, scoring six runs against him in five innings after Lamet entered the start with only one earned run allowed in 20 innings this season.

Trailing 6-0, the Chihuahuas sent nine batters to the plate in a four-run sixth inning. The rally included RBI singles by Collin Cowgill and Jose Pirela, as well as a two-run home run by Nick Buss.

It stayed a two-run game until Salt Lake’s Ramon Flores hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.

Diego Goris and Rafael Ortega had two hits each for the Chihuahuas in the loss. El Paso won three of the five games of the series, giving the Chihuahuas a 20-9 record all-time at Smith’s Ballpark.

Next Game: Tuesday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. Albuquerque LHP Ryan Carpenter (1-1, 5.17) vs. El Paso RHP Zach Lee (0-0, 9.00). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Box Score  |  Team Records: El Paso (12-13), Salt Lake (15-10)

Salt Lake 9 El Paso 4 – Monday

WP: Scribner (3-0)

LP: Lamet (2-1)

S: None

Time: 2:51

Attn: 3,354

Chihuahuas Sweep Bees in Sunday Doubleheader

The El Paso Chihuahuas shut out the Salt Lake Bees 3-0 in Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader at Smith’s Ballpark. It was El Paso’s third shutout of the season.

El Paso’s first run came in the second inning on a single by Dusty Coleman and a Salt Lake error. Two innings later, Diego Goris struck an RBI single to put El Paso ahead by two. Chihuahuas’ first baseman Jamie Romak hit his league-leading 11th home run of the season in the third, a solo shot to put El Paso ahead 3-0.

Matt Magill pitched five shutout innings in the win. Game 1 began in bizarre fashion when Salt Lake reliever Justin Miller was ejected by first base umpire Derek Eaton shortly before the first pitch.

In Game 2 of the doubleheader, the Chihuahuas defeated the Bees 12-3, it was the largest margin of victory for El Paso this season.

The Chihuahuas brought in six runs during their 12-batter seventh inning, which tied a season high for team runs in an inning.

Romak went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, falling a home run shy of a cycle. Nick Buss reached base four times against his former team, going 3-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs. All nine Chihuahuas reached base at least once in the seven-inning game.

Sunday was the Chihuahuas’ first doubleheader sweep since September 5, 2015 at Reno. El Paso has won four of five games and has a .500 record for the first time since April 19.

Team Records: El Paso (12-12), Salt Lake (14-10)

Next Game: Monday, 6:35 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. El Paso RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-0, 0.45) vs. Salt Lake RHP Alex Blackford (1-0, 5.27). The games will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

El Paso 3 Salt Lake 0 – Sunday – Game 1

WP: Magill (2-1)

LP: Blackford (1-1)

S: Bawcom (1)

Time: 1:58

Attn: 3,835

El Paso 12 Salt Lake 3 – Sunday – Game 2

WP: Jenkins (2-2)

LP: Campos (0-1)

S: None

Time: 2:25

Attn: 3,835

Chihuahuas Outlast Salt Lake City 8-7

The Salt Lake Bees scored single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings but could not catch El Paso in the Chihuahuas’ 8-7 win Saturday. The Chihuahuas have won two of their last three games.

El Paso’s six-run fifth inning was key to Saturday’s win. The Chihuahuas sent nine batters to the plate in the rally and set a season high for runs in an inning.

Carlos Asuaje went 1-for-4 with three RBIs Saturday, including a two-run triple, his second triple in as many games. Rafael Ortega went 3-for-5 with an RBI and has now reached base seven times in the first two games of the series combined. Franchy Cordero, Collin Cowgill, Diego Goris and Tony Cruz also had two hits for El Paso.

Chihuahuas starter Walker Lockett advanced his record to 3-1 after pitching five innings and allowing three earned runs. Phil Maton came in with the bases loaded and no outs in the eighth and only one run scored.

Maton then pitched the ninth also to seal his first multi-inning save of the year.

Box ScoreTeam Records: El Paso (10-12), Salt Lake (14-8)

Next Game: Sunday, doubleheader beginning at 1:05 pm at Smith’s Ballpark. Game 1: El Paso RHP Matt Magill (1-1, 1.88) vs. Salt Lake RHP Alex Blackford (1-0, 5.27). Game 2: El Paso RHP Tyrell Jenkins (1-2, 5.89) vs. Salt Lake RHP Vicente Campos (0-0, -.–).

The games will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

El Paso 8 Salt Lake 7 – Saturday

WP: Lockett (3-1)

LP: Banuelos (2-2)

S: Maton (3)

Time: 3:13

Attn: 4,035

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