Overton Orchestrates Chihuahuas Shutout Win

Dillon Overton tossed six shutout innings in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 3-0 win over the Sacramento River Cats Saturday night. Overton hasn’t allowed a run in his last 12 innings. Saturday marked the Chihuahuas’ fourth shutout win of the season.

El Paso’s win paired with a Las Vegas loss moves the Chihuahuas to within a game of the division title with just two games left. In the scenario of a first-place tie, El Paso would win the division through the Pacific Coast League’s tiebreaker rules.

Matthew Batten drove in two of El Paso’s three runs Saturday, with one coming on a sacrifice fly and the other on a fielder’s choice. The El Paso-Sacramento series has had only six combined runs through the first 19 innings. Two-time MLB All-Star Johnny Cueto pitched six scoreless innings for Sacramento on injury rehab.

WP: Overton, Dillon (10-5, 5.46 ERA) LP: Wolff, Sam (0-1, 6.00 ERA)

Records: El Paso (80-58) Sacramento (71-67)

Tonight’s Game: Sunday, 6:05 P.M. MT/5:05 P.M. PT at Raley Field. El Paso LHP Dietrich Enns (11-10, 6.62 ERA) vs. Sacramento RHP Carlos Navas (0-5, 5.58 ERA).