Game 1: Express 5, Chihuahuas 3
The Round Rock Express beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 5-3 Tuesday in the first matchup between the two teams in 2015.
El Paso struck first when Cody Decker hit a solo home run in the second inning, his 11th homer of the season and fourth in his last three games. Round Rock tied the game in the fourth inning on a two-out RBI double by Tomas Telis.
El Paso went ahead 2-1 when Rocky Gale hit a two-out RBI double down the right field line in the top of the fifth. Round Rock tied the game again quickly thereafter with a two-out RBI hit of its own in the bottom of the fifth by Ryan Strausborger.
Jake Goebbert hit a deep home run to center field to put the Chihuahuas ahead 3-2 in the top of the sixth but Round Rock’s three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth put the Express ahead to stay.
Game 2: Chihuahuas 2, Express 1
The Chihuahuas beat the Express 2-1 in Game 2 to split Tuesday’s doubleheader.
Ryan Strausborger led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run that eluded Alex Dickerson’s jump and ricocheted off the top of the left field wall. The 1-0 score held all the way until the sixth inning, when Jake Goebbert hit an RBI single and Cody Decker hit a sacrifice fly. El Paso had just one baserunner in the first five innings before putting together an eight-batter sixth.
Robbie Erlin allowed one run in five innings to collect his fifth win of the season. Jay Jackson pitched a 1-2-3 final inning for his third save.
The Chihuahuas are now 8-4 all-time in doubleheader games.