Thursday: Zephyrs 4, Redbirds 1 _lowres


El Paso , Texas — Anthony DeSclafani dealt seven shutout innings, limiting the El Paso Chihuahuas to two hits and earned his first career Triple-A victory. The Z’s provided plenty of run support getting a pair of two run home runs in a 10-0 shutout win.

Kyle Jensen belted a two run home run in the fourth inning to give New Orleans a 2-0 lead. The Z’s added a third run in the inning when Jordany Valdespin walked, stole second and scored on a Rob Brantly RBI base hit.

Derek Dietrich drilled a two run home run in the fifth inning to extend the lead to 5-0. DeSclafani (1-1) earned the win allowing two hits, walked one and had five strikeouts.

The Z’s sent nine batters to the plate in the eighth inning scoring five runs. Juan Diaz drilled a base clearing three run double and Mark Canha got an RBI single.

The Zephyrs (35-30) have won 15 of 19 and remain a half game back of first place Nashville.


The Zephyrs pitched their sixth shutout of the season. The ten run margin of victory was the largest of the season. Z’s starting pitchers have not allowed more than three runs in their last eight starts. The Zephyrs win on Monday was the franchise 1500th since moving from Denver to New Orleans in 1993. El Paso also became the 23rd different city the team had recorded a victory and 29th different venue.