Chihuahuas rally fails in season finale, Dodgers win 4-1
The El Paso Chihuahuas tied home at the start of the ninth inning Sunday afternoon, but lost to the Oklahoma City Dodgers 4-1 in the season finale.
El Paso second baseman Yorman Rodriguez went 2-on-4 on Sunday and reached base in nine of his last 13 home plate appearances of the season. Sun City starter Luke Westphal allowed two runs, including one earned, in 4.2 innings on Sunday.
It was the ninth consecutive game that a Chihuahuas starter allowed two points or less.
With all Triple-A West games now over, the Dogs led the league in stolen bases with 128. El Paso outfielder Jose Azocar led the league in triple with eight, although he did not have played only 49 Triple-A games this year.
El Paso tied with the Tacoma Rainiers for the league’s best defensive percentage at .982.
The Chihuahuas finished their seventh season 51-79, the first loss record in team history.
Oklahoma City 4 El Paso 1 – Sunday | The score of the box | Team records: El Paso (51-79, 5-5 in the last stretch), Oklahoma City (67-62, 6-4 in the last stretch)
WP: RamÃrez (6-4) | LP: Westphal (2-5) | S: Quackenbush (23) | Time: 2:43 | To the attention of : 4,498
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