'Dawgs Get Big Game from Villanueva in Win

El Paso, TX - Matt Magill pitched six shutout innings in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 5-2 win over the Sacramento River Cats Tuesday night at Southwest University Park. Magill allowed only two hits in the win.


WP: Magill (5-4)

LP: Stratton (3-5)

S: None

Time: 2:36

Attn: 6,094

Christian Villanueva broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third with a two-run home run, his second homer in as many nights. The Chihuahuas are now 23-10 after scoring the first run of a game. Villanueva and Jose Rondon both fell one hit shy of a cycle, with Villanueva needing a single and Rondon needing a triple. They were both due up in the bottom of the ninth but the at-bats didn’t occur because of El Paso’s lead.


Carter Capps pitched a 1-2-3 inning in relief, while lefty Brad Wieck allowed one run in one inning in his Triple-A debut. Wieck joined the Chihuahuas bullpen earlier in the day, coming up from Double-A San Antonio. Nick Buss went 2-for-4 with an RBI and is hitting .380 through his first 55 games this year.


Box Score: https://www.milb.com/gameday/river-cats-vs-chihuahuas/2017/06/27/504695#game_state=live,game_tab=,game=504695


Team Records: Sacramento (30-46), El Paso (38-40)


Next Game: Wednesday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Sacramento LHP Andrew Suarez (1-1, 5.40) vs. El Paso RHP Trevor Cahill (MLB Rehab). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

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