The El Paso Chihuahuas scored multiple runs in each of their first four innings Monday night and beat the Las Vegas 51s by a score of 10-7.
The Chihuahuas scored before making an out for the second consecutive game when Chase d’Arnaud hit an RBI triple in the bottom of the first. Ryan Schimpf went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a two-run home run, his second homer of the series.
Chihuahuas’ starting pitcher Dillon Overton hit a two-run double in the bottom of the third, his fourth hit in 13 Triple-A at-bats this season.
Franchy Cordero hit his league-leading 15th triple in the eighth inning and fell a home run shy of a cycle. The Chihuahuas stole five bases in the win, one shy of a team record.
Chihuahuas all-time home run leader Cody Decker went 6-for-16 with a home run and four RBIs in his four-game return to Southwest University Park with Las Vegas.
The Chihuahuas and 51s split the four-game series and split the season series 8-8.
Next Game: Tuesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Albuquerque RHP Matt Flemer (7-6, 5.96) vs. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (0-1, 8.10). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Box Score | Team Records: Las Vegas (46-76), El Paso (59-63)
El Paso 10 Las Vegas 7 – Monday
WP: Overton (5-5)
LP: Albaladejo (1-2)
S: Quackenbush (1)
Photos by Andres Acosta – Chief Photographer, El Paso Herald-Post