Isotopes, Lookouts and Loons Record Wins

Hector Luna ... six runs batted in

Albuquerque's offense got untracked and they dumped Sacramento 11-2 behind Hector Luna's six RBIs .368. Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs as Chattanooga topped Huntsville 8-5. Stockton rallied for four late runs dump Inland Empire 6-3. Bobby Blevins picked up his second win as Great Lakes defeated Fort Wayne 5-1.

'Topes Trounce River Cats 11-2
After a pair of losses to Sacramento in the series, Albuquerque's (17-16) offense got untracked and dropped the River Cats 11-2 at Raley Field. Designated Hitter Hector Luna continued his torrid hitting, racking up three hits and a season-high six RBI and increased his average to .368.

Luna collected a pair of singles and a home run, knocking in six runs. Jamie Hoffman and Blake DeWitt added a pair of hits each.

The 29-year-old Dominican has been on a tear, hitting .425 (17-for-40) over the past 10 games with four home runs and 16 runs batted in.

A minor league free agent, Luna signed with Los Angeles in December. He was originally signed by the Cleveland Indians as a non-drafted free agent in 1999 and has bounced around quite a bit since. Tampa Bay selected him in the Rule 5 Draft 2002 he was returned to Cleveland in 2003. Selected by the Cardinals in the Rule 5 Draft in December, he made his Major League debut with the Cardinals in 2004. Traded by St. Louis back to Cleveland for 2B Ronnie Belliard in 2006 he was designated for assignment in 2007. Claimed off waivers by Toronto Blue Jays in August he was again released before signing with the Dodgers in 2008.

Lost in the offensive fireworks was yet another excellent outing by starter Shawn Estes (3-1), who was solid through five innings, allowing just two runs on five hits while walking three to claim his third win of the season and his second in a row.

Albuquerque scored in the first inning when Blake DeWitt walked and later scored on Luna's first single. Sacramento tied the game in the bottom of the second to tie the game.

A seven-run third in which they sent 11 men to the plate, blew things open for the Isotopes.

Albuquerque opened with back-to-back singles by Luis Maza and DeWitt, Luna slugged a three-run homer over the left-field fence and Mitch Jones singled and Chin-Lung Hu walked. Dee Brown sacrificed and A.J. Ellis was intentionally walked to load the bases. An error, Jamie Hoffmann's RBI single and Maza's rbi grounder made it 8-1.

Luna knocked in two more runs in the fifth and Brown put a cherry on the cake with a solo homer in the eighth.

Brian Mazone worked three scoreless innings in relief, is best performance of the season, and Dwayne Pollok added a final zero in the ninth to close things out.

Albuquerque hopes to split the series tonight behind right-hander Giancarlo Alvarado (2-2, 2.22) who will face righty James Simmons (1-1, 6.67).

  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	017 020 010-11
Sacramento	010 100 000- 2	

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf	6  1  2  1  .267
Maza 2b	        6  1  1  1  .217
DeWitt 3b	3  2  2  0  .356
 Garcia 3b	0  0  0  0  .138
Luna dh	        5  1  2  6  .368
Jones rf	5  1  1  0  .245
Hu ss	        4  1  0  0  .271
Brown lf	3  1  1  1  .286
Ellis c	        2  1  0  0  .315
Ardoin 1b	5  2  1  1  .255
---------------------------------
  Totals	        34 11 1110
  Sacramento	34  2  8  2

  HR- Luna (7), Broqn (4). RBI- Luna 6
(28), Ardoin (4), Hoffmann (1), Maza (8),
Brown (18). S- Brown. LOB- Albuquerque 
9, Sacramento 9. SB- Hoffmann (1). 
DP- Maza, Hu and Ardoin.

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Estes (3-1)	5.0  5  2-2  3  0  2.75
Maone	        3.0  2  0-0  1  3  8.59
Pollok	        1.0  1  0-0  0  1  5.49
  HBP- DeWitt. T- 3:08. Att- 8,924.
Bell Makes Stars Fall in Alabama
Third baseman Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs as Chattanooga topped Huntsville 8-5 to win the the fourth of a five-game series. After winning three in a row they improved to 15-19 and into third place in the division. The Lookouts have won six of the nine games between the two teams this year.

Bell's two-out run-scoring single drove in Andrew Lambo who had doubled, and marked the third straight game in which they had scored in their first at-bat. Tony Abreu and Lambo walked in the third before Bell launched an 0-1 fastball over the wall in right-center field for his second home run of the season. Gaby Martinez pounded a 3-2 pitch to over the wall in about the same place for his fifth dinger of the year and second against the Stars, to make it a 5-0 game.

In the sixth, Lucas May joined the home run club by smacking his third of the year and second against the Stars, to make it 6-0.

All the run support made life easier for starter James Adkins, who blanked the Stars on two singles through five frames before serving up a two-run home run in the sixth to get the home team on the board and end a 13-inning scoreless stretch.

Adkins allowed a pair of singles with one out in the seventh and Travis Schlichting took over and issued back-to-back walks that forced in a run that cut the lead to 6-3. A single trimmed the lead to 6-4 but Schlichting got out of further trouble to end the frame. Adkins picked up the win to improve to 2-3 after allowing four runs on six hits over 6.1 innings.

Matt Sartor allowed run in the eighth to cut the lead to 6-5. Then the Lookouts tacked on two runs in the ninth when bell walked, Martinez singled and May beat out an infield hit to load the bases.

Adam Godwin added a second infield hit to knock on one and a bases loaded walk to pinch-hitter Juan Gonzalez drove in another. Tim Corcoran set down the Stars in the home ninth to nail down his first save of the season.

The final game of the series will see Chattanooga send right-hander Josh Lindblom to the mound against southpaw David Welch.

  Score by Innings
Chattanooga	104 001 002-8
Huntsville	000 002 210-5

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	5  0  0  0  .268
Abreu 2b	4  1  1  0  .188
Lambo lf	4  2  1  0  .263
Bell 3b	        4  2  3  4  .300
GMartinez 1b	5  2  3  1  .283
May c	        5  1  2  1  .267
Godwin rf	5  0  1  1  .281
Sellers ss	4  0  1  0  .256
Adkins p	2  0  1  0  .125
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Giles ph	0  0  0  0  .000
 Sartor p	0  0  0  0  .000
 JGonzalez ph	0  0  0  1  .250
 Corcoran p	0  0  0  0  .000
---------------------------------
  Totals	33 8 13 8
  Huntsville	34 5 10 5

  2B- Lambo (10), Sellers (13). HR- Bell (2),
GMartinez (5), May (3). RBI- Bell 4
(20), GMartinez (24), May (9), Godwin
(4), JGonzalez (7). S- Adkins. LOB-
Chattanooga 11, Huntsville 10. CS- Abreu
(1). DP- Sellers, Abreu and GMartinez.

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Adkins (2-3)	6.1  6  4-4  2  1  5.94
Schlichting	0.2  1  0-0  2  0  0.00
Sartor	        1.0  2  1-1  1  0  3.52
Corcoran 	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  4.94
  HBP- by Adkins. T- 2:57. Att- 1,802.
Late Rally Beats Inland Empire
A 3-2 lead melted in the evening air as Stockton rallied for four runs in the eighth inning to dump Inland Empire 6-3. The Ports rally came against three Inland Empire pitchers.

The 66ers cruised through the first seven innings behind the pitching of Steve Johnson and Marlon Arias. The duo allowed just two runs and struck out eight Stockton hitters. Johnson worked seven innings and gave up a single run; Arias surrendered a run in his two innings.

Greg Miller (0-1) could only get two outs in the eighth, allowing three singles, one on a bunt, and hitting a batter before Justin Orenduff replace him and was touched for a walk and a triple. Jake McCarter retired the final Ports batter to end the inning.

The 66ers tied the game 1-1 when Steven Caseres led off the second inning with a triple and scored in on an RBI hit by Alex Garabedian. Stockton went up 2-1 in the sixth.

In the bottom of the inning, Adolfo Gonzalez was hit by a pitch, moved to second base on a fielder's choice, and was driven home by Scott Van Slyke's single to tie the game 2-2. Van Slyke scored the lead run on an error later in the inning.

The 66ers will open up a four game series against Lake Elsinore tonight. Chris Withrow (2-2, 4.75) will face left-hander Corey Luebke (2-2, 4.13).

  Score by Innings
Stockton	010 002 040-6
Inland Empire	010 002 000-3

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera cf	5  0  0  0  .000
AGonzalez 2b,1b	4  1  1  0  .280
Perez dh	5  0  3  0  .372
Van Slyke rf	3  1  1  1  .382
Caseres 1b	2  1  1  0  .265
 Green 2b	1  0  0  0  .232
Baez 3b	        3  0  0  0  .278
Fuller lf	4  0  1  0  .182
Garabedian c	4  0  1  1  .306
Lara ss	        4  0  0  0  .216
---------------------------------
 Totals	        33 3  8 2
  Stockton	33 6 14 6

  Error- Baez (4). 2B- Fuller (1), Perez
(11). 3B- Caseres (1). RBI- Garabedian
(10) Van Slyke (25). LIB- Inland Empire
10, Stockton 9. CS- AGonzalez (3). 
DP- AGonzalez, Lara and Caseres; 
Green, Lara and AGonzalez.

  Inland Empire	 in h  r-er bb so  era
Johnxon	        5.0  7  1-1  4  7  4.33
Arias 	        2.0  4  1-1  0  1  3.00
Miller (0-1)	0.2  2  3-3  0  0  7.11
Orenduff	0.0  1  0-0  1  0  2.41
McCarter	1.1  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
  HBP- AGonzalez., Caseres, by Miller.
T- 3:29. Att- 2,283.
Loons Capture Third Straight
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Bobby Blevins picked up his second win of the season by not allowing an earned run in five innings and the Great Lakes Loons defeated Fort Wayne for the third straight night by a final score of 5-1.

  Blevins (2-3), who entered the game with a 9.13 ERA, allowed an unearned run in the first inning and no runs through the next four. The Loons bullpen trio of Luis Garcia, Jon Dutton and Jordan Pratt combined to allow three hits over four scoreless innings.  

With the Loons up 3-1, Dutton pitched out of a bases loaded, two out jam in the seventh. Pratt worked the final two innings for his first save of the year.  

Trailing 1-0 in the fourth, the Loons scored twice when Dee Gordon and Austin Gallagher singled and later scored on two wild pitches. Anthony Hatch added to the lead with an RBI single in the fifth that drove in Nick Buss, who had singled. In the eighth, Jaime Pedroza doubled home Tony Hatch and Gordon, who had singled, for the Loons' fourth and fifth runs of the game.  

The Loons (18-15) seek the sweep tomorrow against the TinCaps. Right-hander Justin Miller will start Fort Wayne lefty Rob Musgrave (1-2, 7.11).

  Score by Innings
Fort Wayne	100 000 000-1
Great Lakes	000 210 02x-5

  Great Lakes 	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  2  2  0  .328
Pedroza 2b	4  0  1  2  .336
Gallagher 1b	4  1  2  0  .298
Delmonico dh	4  0  1  0  .308
Russell rf	3  0  1  0  .319
Buss cf	        3  1  1  0  .323
Silverio lf	3  0  0  0  .296
Hatch 3b	3  1  2  1  .242
Wallach c	3  0  0  0  .209
---------------------------------
  Totals	27 5 10 3
  Fort Wayne	31 1  7 1

  Error- Gordon (13). 2B- Pedroza (8).
RBI- Hatch (6), Pedroza 2 (21). LOB-
Great Lakes 3, Fort Wayne 10. SB- Gordon
(19). CS- Russell (1).

  Great Lakes	ab  h r-er bb so  era
Belevins (2-3)	5.0  4  1-0  3  2  7.53
Garcia	        1.2  3  0-0  1  1  3.68
Dutton 	        0.1  0  0-0  1  1  0.00
Pratt (sv 1)	2.0  0  0-0  2  3  5.40
  T-2:45. Att- 2,452.


  Loons to Face Rehabbing Bonderman
The Detroit Tigers have announced that Jeremy Bonderman is scheduled to pitch Saturday for the West Michigan Whitecaps on a rehabilitation assignment against the Great Lakes Loons.  

Bonderman was limited to 12 starts last season after a blood clot was discovered in a vein near his right armpit. He had surgery to repair thoracic outlet compression syndrome June 30 and was in spring training this year with the Tigers developed shoulder soreness in late February.  

The Loons are likely to start 19-year old right-hander Nathan Eovaldi.    

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