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Omaha runs out of pitching, Chihuahuas break out the bats to split series

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EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) -- The El Paso Chihuahuas scored in six of their eight innings Monday night and beat the Omaha Storm Chasers 14-6. The Chihuahuas and Storm Chasers split the four-game series.

Five different Chihuahuas had multi-hit games Monday, including Franchy Cordero, who went 4-for-6 with two home runs. Cordero and Ryan Schimpf both had three home runs in the Omaha series. El Paso infielder Peter Van Gansen went 3-for-4 with a walk and is 6-for-14 with three walks in his first four Triple-A games.

After three extra-inning games and multiple pitching call-ups in the last eight days, the Storm Chasers were forced to use two relievers up from Low-A ball and two position players on the mound Monday. Omaha walked nine batters in the loss.

Cory Mazzoni was activated from the disabled list Monday and pitched two scoreless innings in his first Triple-A appearance since April 2016.

Box Score:


El Paso 14 Omaha 6 – Monday

WP: Overton (3-3)

LP: Almonte (0-1)

S: None

Time: 2:55

Attn: 6,005


Team Records: Omaha (46-54), El Paso (51-51)

Next Game: Tuesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Iowa LHP Rob Zastryzny (0-1, 7.79) vs. El Paso RHP Kyle Lloyd (0-1, 5.65). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

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