The Sacramento River Cats beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 13-5 Wednesday night at Sutter Health Park. The teams have split the first two games of the series.
Sacramento hit six home runs in the win to tie a season high. The six homers also tied El Paso’s season high for home runs allowed in a game. River Cats third baseman David Villar went 2-for-3 with two home runs and six RBIs and has hit six homers in eight games against the Chihuahuas this season.
El Paso outfielder Brent Rooker went 2-for-4 with a walk and has reached base three times in both games in the series. Matthew Batten played second base for the Chihuahuas Wednesday on his 27th birthday and 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Box Score: Chihuahuas 5, River Cats 13 (Final Score) on Gameday (milb.com)
Team Records: El Paso (38-30), Sacramento (28-40)
Next Game: Thursday at 7:45 p.m. Mountain Time at Sutter Health Park. El Paso RHP Pedro Avila (1-2, 7.09) vs. Sacramento RHP Raynel Espinal (5-1, 3.93). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.