The Tacoma Rainiers beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 9-2 Sunday and won five of the six games in the series. El Paso’s two runs Sunday came on a home run to left field in the top of the fifth inning by rehabbing San Diego Padres outfielder Adam Engel.
Tacoma designated hitter Mike Ford went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and had 12 RBIs in the final three games of the series. El Paso reliever Eric Hanhold pitched a scoreless seventh inning and struck out one. Hanhold now has 14 strikeouts and only two walks this season.
Chihuahuas catcher Pedro Severino went 2-for-3 in the loss. El Paso first baseman Rangel Ravelo reached base twice on a single and a walk Sunday. The Chihuahuas do not play on Monday.
Box Score: Chihuahuas 2, Rainiers 9 Final Score (04/23/2023) on Gameday (milb.com)
Team Records: El Paso (7-14), Tacoma (12-8)
Tacoma 9 El Paso 2 – Sunday
WP: McGee (3-0)
LP: Avila (1-3)
Next Game: Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Mountain Time at Southwest University Park. Salt Lake TBA vs. El Paso TBA. The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.