The win also moved the Chihuahuas into first place in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Southern Division.
Meanwhile, low Single-A Fort Wayne suffered a 7-4 loss at Bowling Green, ending the TinCaps' franchise-equaling-record 10-game winning streak and reducing their lead in the Midwest League's Eastern Division to 2 1Ž2 games.
McElroy (.293) had a double, scored two runs and drove in a run. Liriano (.285) had two RBIs and a run scored. Catcher Jason Hagerty (.307) homered in three at-bats for the Chihuahuas.
Left fielder Alex Dickerson (.316, Poway High) was 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and a hit-by-pitcher, a RBI and two runs scored. Center fielder Jake Goebbert (.301) was 2-for-3 with a RBI. SS Hector Gomez (.351) was 2-for-4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored.
Starting right-handed pitcher Justin Hancock (2.61 earned run average) allowed two runs on eight hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Right-hander Nick Vincent (5-3, 3.30 ERA) picked up the win with 1 1/3 perfect innings.
Right-hander Michael Dimock (0.66) allowed a hit with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings. Left-hander Frank Garces (1.93) allowed a walk while striking out two in two-thirds of an inning for his third save.
Right-handed reliever Dale Thayer joined El Paso after clearing waivers with the Padres.
AROUND THE FARM:
DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (55-68): Northwest Arkansas 3, MISSIONS 2 (13 innings) - C-1B Griffin Erickson (.227) was 4-for-5 with a double. DH Alberth Martinez (.284) was 2-for-6 with an RBI a day after his streak of reaching base in 33 straight games ended. Starting RHP Bryce Morrow (5.17 ERA) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings. RHP Aaron Northcraft (2.57), who was transferred back to the Missions from El Paso earlier in the day, allowed a hit with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. LHP Eury De La Rosa (1.53) allowed two hits with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings. RHP Genison Reyes (0-1, 0.00) gave up an unearned run in the top of the 13th on a hit and a walk to suffer the loss.
HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (45-78): Lancaster 4, STORM 0 - Starting LHP Brad Wieck (1-6, 5.76 ERA) allowed two runs on eight hits with two strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. 1B Marcus Davis (.253) was 2-for-4. Earlier in the day, the Padres signed 1B-OF Matt Chavez from the independent leagues and assigned him to Lake Elsinore.
LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (66-54): BOWLING GREEN 7,TinCaps 4 - RHP Ernesto Montas (3.50 ERA) allowed two runs on six hits with three strikeouts in six innings. RHP T.J. Weir (5-4, 4.15 ERA) allowed five runs on four hits and two walks with a strikeout in 1 1/3 innings to blow the save and suffer the loss. 3B Luis Urias (.321) was 2-for-4 with a double. SS Ruddy Giron (.297) was 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored. LF Franchy Cordero (.238) was 2-for-4 with two steals (21 on the season) a run scored and a RBI.
SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (33-27): DUST DEVILS 3, Everett 3 - CF Rod Boykin (.256) was 3-for-4 with a double and a homer for two RBIs and two runs scored. 2B Kodie Tidwell (.289) was 2-for-3 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Starting RHP Adrian De Horta (1-0, 2.42 ERA) allowed three runs on three hits with a walk and a strikeout in five innings. LHP Jerry Keel (3.25) allowed a hit with a strikeout in two innings. RHP Phil Maton (0.95) gave up a hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning to get his fifth save.
ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (19-29): Indians 6, PADRES 1 - Starting RHP Jordan Guerrero (2-1, 4.37 ERA) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and walk with four strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. RHP Blake Rogers (2.66) allowed two hits with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. RHP Trey Wingenter (1.35) allowed a hit with a strikeout in two scoreless innings.
DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (31-39): REDS 10, Padres 6 - Starting LHP Cristian Machuca (2-2, 4.74 ERA) allowed seven runs (six earned) on six hits and five walks with three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. LHP Elby Cooper (3.00) allowed a run on two hits with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. RHP Jonathan Guzman (3.58) allowed a hit with a walk in two innings. C Jose Lezama (.328) was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a RBI. SS Elvis Sabala (.126) was 1-for-3 with a walk, a steal and two runs scored.