Tacoma’s Chris Mariscal hit a game-ending grand slam on Monday in the 10th inning for a 7-4 Rainiers’ win. It was the Chihuahuas first loss in extra innings this season.
El Paso entered the eighth inning trailing 1-0, then Jose Pirela extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a three-run shot. Michael Gettys added insurance with a three-run homer, his fourth home run in as many games. Those two cracks of the bat were all the Chihuahuas needed to defeat the Rainiers 6-1 Saturday.
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored eight runs in the fifth inning with in a 19-9 win to close out their home series with Oklahoma City.
The eight runs tied a season-high for runs in an inning. With two outs in the fifth inning, El Paso trailed 9-5.
Five different Chihuahuas hit home runs and for the third time this month, El Paso scored 19 runs or more.
The Chihuahuas split four games with the Dodgers and won three of seven during their homestand.
The Pacific Coast League takes a day off today.
Records: Oklahoma City (29-41) El Paso (44-27)
Next Up: The El Paso Chihuahuas will be traveling to Tacoma for five games with the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium. El Paso has yet to determine a starter for Thursday’s game vs. Tacoma RHP Tyler Cloyd (1-5, 5.40 ERA). First pitch is slated for a 8:05 PM MT.