SUGAR LAND, Texas — The Sugar Land Skeeters beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 7-2 Sunday night, handing El Paso its fourth consecutive loss. There was a 90-minute rain delay before the game.
Tucupita Marcano went 2-for-4 with two doubles in the loss for El Paso. Jerry Keel pitched a scoreless bottom of the eighth inning in his first Triple-A game since arriving from Double-A San Antonio.
Sugar Land’s Jose Siri went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs. Siri has 28 RBIs in 14 games this season. Houston Astros pitchers Framber Valdez and Blake Taylor both pitched scoreless outings on MLB injury rehab Sunday.
Team Records: El Paso (8-7), Sugar Land (10-5)
Next Game: Monday, doubleheader starting at 3:05 pm Mountain Time from Constellation Field. Game 1: El Paso LHP MacKenzie Gore (0-1, 7.24) vs. Sugar Land RHP Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 12.00). Game 2: El Paso RHP Jesse Scholtens (2-0, 0.71) vs. Sugar Land RHP Nivaldo Rodriguez (1-0, 2.25). The games will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Sugar Land 7 El Paso 2 – Sunday
WP: Dubin (2-1)
LP: Camarena (1-1)
Time: 2:50 (1:30 delay)