Dickerson, Renfroe homers pace El Paso

Left fielder extends Chihuahuas-record 15-game hitting streak

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Left fielder Alex Dickerson hit two homers and extended his franchise-record hitting streak to 15 straight games and right fielder Hunter Renfroe hit his second homer in as many games Monday night to lead Triple-A El Paso to a 7-6 win over New Orleans in the Texas City.

Dickerson, whose hitting streak was interrupted by a two-week stay with the Padres, was 4-for-4 with a double, his fourth and fifth homers, three RBIs and three runs scored. He raised his batting average to .395.

Renfroe (.310) was 3-for-5 with his seventh homer and three RBIs.

Third baseman Diego Goris (.373) also homered for El Paso, which has won four straight games and has had nine hits or more in every game this month.

Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (2-5, 7.07 ERA) allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings.

Right-hander Seth Rosin (8.10 ERA) allowed a run on three hits with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Left-hander Frank Garces (4.15) pitched a perfect 1 1/3 innings. Submarining right-hander Eric Yardley (0.00) pitched a perfect ninth to earn his first save with El Paso.

Around the farm

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (12-24): Corpus Christi 8, MISSIONS 0. OF Yeison Asencio (.271) was 3-for-4 with a double. Starting RHP Bryce Morrow (0-5, 7.00 ERA) allowed five runs on nine hits with two walks with a strikeout in five innings. LHP Ramon Benjamin (5.52) allowed a run on three hits and a walk with a strikeout in two innings. RHP Kyle Lloyd (4.19) allowed two runs on a hit and a walk with a strikeout in two innings.

CLASS A ADVANCED LAKE ELSINORE (17-21): LANCASTER 19, Storm 0. 2B Luis Urias (.295) was 2-for-4. Starting LHP Thomas Dorminy (1-5, 8.91 ERA) allowed eight runs on 11 hits with a strikeout in 2 2/3 innings. RHP Louis Distacio (11.57) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in one-third inning. LHP Trevor Seidenberger (6.75) gave up eight runs on five hits and three walks in one inning. RHP Bryan Verbitsky (0.00) allowed three hits with two strikeouts in two innings. RHP Colby Blueberg (1.50) allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning.

CLASS A FORT WAYNE (19-18): The TinCaps had Monday off.