El Paso 8 Las Vegas 3 - Saturday
WP: Kennedy (1-0)
LP: Flexen (0-1)
The El Paso Chihuahuas hit four home runs in their 8-3 win over the Las Vegas 51s Saturday. Chihuahuas starter Brett Kennedy allowed only one earned run in six innings in his Triple-A debut, while adding an RBI single at the plate.
San Diego outfielder Franchy Cordero went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in his second injury rehab game with El Paso. Franmil Reyes hit a solo home run in the second inning, his first Triple-A homer after 25 in Double-A last season. Brett Nicholas and Javy Guerra slugged back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning, El Paso's first set of back-to-back homers in 2018.
Nicholas went 3-for-5 in his first game in the Padres organization. Eric Yardley and Kyle McGrath both pitched scoreless outings out of the El Paso bullpen Saturday.
Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/chihuahuas-vs-51s/2018/04/07/542786#game_state=live,game_tab=,game=542786
Team Records: El Paso (2-1), Las Vegas (1-2)
Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at Cashman Field. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (0-0, -.--) vs. Las Vegas LHP P.J. Conlon (0-0, -.--). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
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