The El Paso Chihuahuas started their six-game road series in Sacramento against the River Cats with an 8-2 win Tuesday. The Chihuahuas’ pitching staff allowed a season-low two hits and El Paso’s bullpen struck out nine of the final 10 batters of the game.
Chihuahuas first baseman Taylor Kohlwey went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run and two walks. Kohlwey has a 12-game hitting streak, has reached base three times in three of his last four games and has the Pacific Coast League’s best on-base percentage (.432).
All eight El Paso runs came with two outs. Sacramento didn’t have a hit against starter Ryan Weathers until the sixth inning Tuesday. The Chihuahuas are now 10-4 in series-opening games.
Team Records: El Paso (38-29), Sacramento (27-40)
El Paso 8 Sacramento 2 – Tuesday
WP: Weathers (4-4)
LP: Hall (0-1)
Next Game: Wednesday at 7:35 p.m. Mountain Time at Sutter Health Park. El Paso LHP Aaron Leasher (2-4, 5.79) vs. Sacramento LHP Emmanuel De Jesus (2-1, 4.33). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.