New Orleans Sweeps Doubleheader Sunday

By El Paso Chihuahuas | August 6, 2017 7:26 PM ET

New Orleans 4 El Paso 2 - Sunday - Game 1

WP: Kickham (1-1)

LP: Lloyd (0-3)

S: Cunniff (3)

Time: 1:40

 

Ryan Schimpf hit his third home run in three games but the El Paso Chihuahuas fell to the New Orleans Baby Cakes 4-2 in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader. El Paso's other run came on a bases loaded balk by New Orleans starter Mike Kickham.

The teams played two doubleheaders in the series, making up for rainouts on Thursday and Saturday.

 

Kyle Lloyd allowed four runs in the first inning but then faced the minimum number of batters over the next five innings in a complete game loss.

 

Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/chihuahuas-vs-baby-cakes/2017/08/06/505138#game_state=final,game_tab=,game=505138

 

New Orleans 5 El Paso 1 - Sunday - Game 2

WP: Nicolino (5-5)

LP: Lee (2-5)

S: None

Time: 2:20

Attn: 5,985

 

New Orleans starter Justin Nicolino pitched six shutout innings in the Baby Cakes' 5-1 win in Game 2. Peter Van Gansen went 3-for-3 with an RBI double in the loss. Van Gansen is hitting .333 in his first 13 games with El Paso.

 

New Orleans won the series three games to one. The Chihuahuas have dropped three consecutive series and nine of their last 12 games.

 

Sunday was El Paso's fifth doubleheader of the season, with four coming on the road.

 

Box Score: http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2017_08_06_elpaaa_nozaaa_2&t=g_box&did=milb&sid=t4904

 

Team Records: El Paso (54-60), New Orleans (43-70)

 

Next Game: Monday, 8:05 pm at Chukchansi Park. El Paso RHP Michael Kelly (0-2, 6.68) vs. Fresno RHP Trent Thornton (6-2, 4.76). 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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