Jacob Scavuzzo hit a tiebreaking home run in the top of the ninth inning Thursday in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 9-8 win over the Las Vegas Aviators. It was one of two homers for Scavuzzo, his second consecutive multi-homer game. Scavuzzo has 12 hits this season and eight are home runs.
El Paso Chihuahuas get it done again. Make it 12 wins in their last 13 games after tonight’s 9-8 win in Las Vegas. Chihuahuas are just 1.5 games back of the Aviators for first place. #MiLB #KTSM9Sports pic.twitter.com/vhgRiS86ZI — Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) April 26, 2019
Luis Urias hit a solo homer in the top of the first, marking the fifth time in as many games El Paso scored in the first inning. The Chihuahuas hit five home runs in the game to tie a season high and a team record.
Michael Gettys went 2-for-5 with five RBIs atop the El Paso batting order Thursday. The Chihuahuas have won six consecutive games and 12 of their last 13.
Team Records: El Paso (13-7), Las Vegas (15-6)
Next Game: Friday, 8:05 pm at Las Vegas Ballpark. El Paso RHP Cal Quantrill (3-1, 4.87) vs. Las Vegas RHP Daniel Mengden (3-0, 3.00). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 9 Las Vegas 8 – Thursday
WP: Higgins (1-0)
LP: Schlitter (2-1)