After losing six games in a row, the El Paso Chihuahuas got back on track by beating the Oklahoma City Dodgers 6-4 Thursday night at Southwest University Park.
The big story coming into the game was that former National League MVP and World Series Champion Cody Bellinger started for OKC in his fifth MLB rehab game. There were a lot of Bellinger jerseys at the ballpark as the Los Angeles Dodgers have a big fan base here in El Paso.
As for the game itself, Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a walk and had the opportunity to be the hero of the game but El Paso second baseman Ivan Castillo made a jumping catch with two outs in the top of the ninth inningto rob Cody Bellinger of a hit and sealing the victory for the Chihuahuas.
Nick Tanielu and Patrick Kivlehan both hit home runs in the win for El Paso. John Andreoli reached base four times for the Chihuahuas, going 2-for-2 with a double, an RBI and two walks.
The Chihuahuas will host the Dodgers again on Friday, first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.