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Chihuahuas Double Down on Dodgers

Jason Martin homered for a second straight game. (Cody Roper/Oklahoma City Dodgers)
June 30, 2022

El Paso Chihuahuas – 14 Oklahoma City Dodgers – 3 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – Southwest University Park – El Paso, Texas Game Summary: The El Paso Chihuahuas racked up 14 runs on 19 hits, including seven doubles and nine extra-base hits, sending the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 14-3

El Paso Chihuahuas – 14

Oklahoma City Dodgers – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – Southwest University Park – El Paso, Texas

Game Summary: The El Paso Chihuahuas racked up 14 runs on 19 hits, including seven doubles and nine extra-base hits, sending the Oklahoma City Dodgers to a 14-3 loss Wednesday night at Southwest University Park. The game got off to a good start for the Dodgers (46-28), as Jason Martin hit a two-run homer in the top of the first inning for quick 2-0 lead. But in a sign of things to come, the Chihuahuas (41-33) tied the game on a pair of RBI doubles in the bottom of the first inning. After El Paso took a 4-2 lead in the second inning, Drew Avans tripled in the top of the third and scored on a wild pitch to get the Dodgers within one run. El Paso then scored the game’s final 10 runs, with two in the third, three in the sixth and five in the eighth.

Of Note:

-Oklahoma City tied its season high with 14 runs allowed. The 19 hits by El Paso were the most by an opponent since Aug. 3, 2018 at Tacoma. The Chihuahuas’ seven doubles and nine extra-base hits were also opponent season highs, and it was the most doubles by an opponent since May 13, 2017 against Fresno. The 11-run margin of defeat tied the team’s season high, and the OKC offense also tied its season low with three hits.

-Miguel Vargas went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to a season-best 11 games. During the hitting streak, Vargas is 16-for-42 (.381) with nine RBI, seven walks and eight runs scored. He surpassed his previous 10-game hitting streak initially set May 28-June 9.

-Jason Martin homered for a second straight game with a two-run blast in the first inning, marking his team-leading seventh home run of June. He has hit safely in 16 of his last 18 games, batting .313 (21x67) with seven homers, two triples, four doubles and 20 RBI.

-The Dodgers have now hit a home run in 15 of the last 16 games (23 HR) and in 21 of the last 23 games (33 HR).

-Drew Avans hit his fifth triple of the season and has now reached base in 15 straight games as well as 29 of his last 30 games. This month, Avans is batting .322 (28x87) with a team-leading 28 hits and 23 runs scored.

-With their win over the Dodgers, the Chihuahuas moved to 5.0 games back of OKC for the PCL’s East Division lead.

What’s Next: The Dodgers look to rebound Thursday night starting at 7:35 p.m. CT at Southwest University Park. Live radio coverage of each OKC Dodgers game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. All OKC Dodgers games are also available streamed live on MiLB.TV with a subscription.