EL PASO, Texas — The El Paso Chihuahuas had a 6-4 lead after five innings Thursday but late runs by Round Rock gave the Express a 16-7 win. It was the first game of a six-game series at Southwest University Park.
El Paso starter Ryan Weathers allowed four runs in five innings in his second Triple-A game. Chihuahuas left fielder Patrick Kivlehan went 4-for-5 with two doubles and a home run, his team-leading 12th homer of the season. Kivlehan has reached base in 10 of his last 11 plate appearances, with six extra-base hits in that span.
Luis Campusano, Pedro Florimón and Matt Batten had two hits each for the Chihuahuas. Round Rock scored in seven different innings Thursday.
Team Records: Round Rock (25-18), El Paso (18-24)
Next Game: Friday at 7:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Southwest University Park. Round Rock RHP Drew Anderson (3-3, 3.41) vs. El Paso LHP Daniel Camarena (3-2, 3.00). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Round Rock 16 El Paso 7 – Thursday
WP: Palumbo (1-1)
LP: Norwood (2-3)