ROUND ROCK, Texas — Elier Hernandez hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday in the Round Rock Express’ 3-2 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas. The teams split their six-game series.
El Paso’s Jose Azocar went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the loss. He’s now hit safely in 13 consecutive games, tying a career high he first set with Low-A West Michigan in 2016. Azocar has 11 RBIs in his 14 Triple-A games this season. Brian O’Grady hit a solo home run in the first inning Tuesday, his first Triple-A homer since July 30 at Sugar Land.
Chihuahuas infielder Pedro Florimón stole second base in the third inning and is now 11-for-11 stealing bases this season. The Chihuahuas do not play on Wednesday.
Box Score: Chihuahuas at Express Gameday (milb.com)
Team Records: El Paso (39-55), Round Rock (45-50)
Next Game: Thursday at 4:35 p.m. at Southwest University Park. Game 1 (Completion of August 3 suspended game) – Sugar Land RHP Shawn Dubin (3-3, 5.81) vs. El Paso TBA. Game 2: Sugar Land RHP Hunter Brown (3-0, 4.50) vs. El Paso TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Round Rock 3 El Paso 2 – Tuesday
WP: Farmer (1-0)
LP: Boushley (3-5)
S: Ryan (3)