For the first time this season, the El Paso Chihuahuas payed homage to the great history of baseball in El Paso by turning into the El Paso Diablos.
The change of uniform seemed to work because the Diablos beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 9-4 in front of 6,000 fans at Southwest University Park.
The Diablos struck out 17 Dodgers in their 9-4 win Tuesday night. The 17 strikeouts were one shy of the team record.
Patrick Kivlehan went 2-for-4 with an RBI, extending his hitting streak to six games. John Andreoli reached base three times and drove in three runs atop El Paso’s batting order.
Ben Ruta hit two doubles and now has 10 doubles this season, which is tied for the Triple-A West lead.
Oklahoma City manager Travis Barbary and hitting coach Manny Burriss were ejected for arguing a called third strike in the top of the ninth inning.
The Diablos will turn back into the Chihuahuas for their next game which will be on Thursday as they travel to begin a six game series with Round Rock.