Chihuahuas Sweep Rainiers

By El Paso Chihuahuas | June 17, 2017 12:30 AM ET

El Paso 9 Tacoma 3 - Friday

WP: Overton (1-2)

LP: Magill (4-4)

S: None

Time: 2:51

Attn: 8,867

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored seven runs in the first two innings and held on to their big lead in Friday's 9-3 win over Tacoma. The Chihuahuas won all four games against the Rainiers, completing their first series sweep of the season. It is also El Paso's first four-game winning streak of the year.

Tony Cruz went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs, his first multi-home run game of the year. Cruz didn't have any homers in his first 21 games and now has hit three in his last three games. Rafael Ortega went 1-for-3 with a double to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, the second longest streak by a Chihuahua this year, behind only Jamie Romak's 15-game streak. Christian Villanueva also homered as part of his 1-for-3 day. El Paso brought in seven runs in the first two innings, with all of the runs driven in on two-out hits.

El Paso won five of the seven games on the homestand and the Chihuahuas have taken seven of their last nine games overall. The Chihuahuas have a .500 record for the first time since April 30.

Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/rainiers-vs-chihuahuas/2017/06/16/504693#game_state=live,game_tab=,game=504693

Team Records: Tacoma (35-31), El Paso (34-34)

Next Game: Saturday, 8:05 pm at Chukchansi Park. El Paso RHP Tyrell Jenkins (4-7, 7.46) vs. Fresno RHP Mike Hauschild (3-1, 5.73). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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