Thursday: Zephyrs 4, Redbirds 1 _lowres


El Paso, Texas — The El Paso Chihuahuas scored three times in the ninth inning to stun the New Orleans Zephyrs and take the second game of the four game series.

El Paso’s Hunter Renfroe drilled a three-run home run in the first. The Zephyrs rallied, Issac Galloway hit a two-run shot in the second inning to slice into the lead to 3-2. The Zephyrs added a run in the third inning and Robert Andino hammered a two-run homer in the fifth and the Zephyrs grabbed a 6-4 lead.

New Orleans starter Dylan Axelrod settled in after a slow start and went 5.1 innings allowing four runs, three earned on nine hits. The Zephyrs bullpen held the lead until the ninth.

Zephyrs reliever Jo Jo Reyes had allowed one run in his last 11 innings spanning six games. El Paso drew a lead-off walk and then five consecutive hits to erase the lead and give the Chihuahuas back-to-back walk-off wins.

Jose Rodriguez pitched one inning to earn the win.

The Zephyrs (15-21) have dropped five consecutive games, matching a season high. New Orleans is also a season-high six games under .500.

Game notes

The Zephyrs activated Eric Jokisch from the disabled list. Miami optioned Nick Wittgren to New Orleans and he is expected to join the team on Monday.

The 16 hits allowed by the Zephyrs is a season high.

The Zephyrs have dropped four consecutive day games and are 3-8 on the year.

The Zephyrs are 0-11 when allowing six or more runs.