The El Paso Chihuahuas hit two different two-out, two-run home runs and beat the Tacoma Rainiers 4-2 Monday night in the opener of a nine-game road trip. The win moved El Paso to 14-7 on the road and 8-16 at home this season.
Shane Peterson’s high home run in the top of the fourth gave the Chihuahuas a 2-0 lead. Peterson has a five-game hitting streak with five extra base hits in that time.
With the score tied 2-2 in the top of the eighth, Luis Urias lined a home run inside the right field pole to give the Chihuahuas a 4-2 lead.
Relievers Trey Wingenter and Jose Castillo held Tacoma’s offense in the final two innings. Wingenter now has six consecutive scoreless outings, while Castillo picked up his first Triple-A save.
San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, while catching a Tacoma runner trying to steal in the first game of his MLB rehab assignment.
Luis Perdomo allowed only one earned run in 6.2 innings in a no-decision.
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (22-23), Tacoma (23-22)
Next Game: Tuesday, 7:05 pm at Cheney Stadium. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (2-3, 5.80) vs. Tacoma LHP Roenis Elias (1-3, 4.87). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 4 Tacoma 2 – Monday
WP: Wingenter (2-2) LP: Healy (0-1) S: Castillo (1) Time: 2:42 Attn: 2,445