Abreu Knocks in Six For Albuquerque

Tony Abreu ... six RBI

Tony Abreu knocked in six runs as Albuquerque smashed New Orleans 17-8. Chattanooga lost to Carolina 6-1. Inland Empire's 5-1 disappeared and Lake Elsinore won 8-5. Great Lakes fell 9-5 to Cedar Rapids breaking the Loons five game winning streak. Ogden and Billings each hit three home runs but the Raptors won. The AZL Dodgers and DSL Dodgers had the day off.

Abreu Helps 'Topes Sweep New Orleans
Third baseman Tony Abreu singled three times, tripled and homered, knocking in six runs and helping Albuquerque (49-44) to a 17-8 win and a sweep of the New Orleans series.

  The Isotopes banged out a season-high 17 runs and 22 hits, both just one short of the franchise record, to improve to 8-0 against New Orleans at home this season. The Zephyrs added 12 hits during the night to bring the two team's total to 34.

  Every Isotope in the starting lineup collected at least one hit with all eight position players recording multiple knocks.

  J.D. Closser, Jason Repko and Jovanny Rosario chipped in with three hits each and Mitch Jones and Chin-Lung Hu knocking in three runs each.

  Abreu the Albuquerque fireworks display in the bottom of the first with a solo shot to deep center that was just the beginning as the next four 'Topes scored and Albuquerque batted around to establish an early 5-0 lead.

  The 'Topes led 6-1 after two, 9-6 after three and then scored eight times in the sixth, seventh and eighth to put the game in the books.

  With all the scoring, the first three innings lasted two hours.

  Reliever Hyang-Nam Choi, who entered in the second in place of spot-starter Dwayne Pollok, who lasted four batters into the third inning and was debited with four hits and five runs.

  Choi combined with Josh Lindblom and Henry Bonilla to deny the Z's any further runs over the next four innings before Bonilla gave up a two-run homer. Newcomer Marlon Arias, just promoted from Inland Empire, pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to seal the wild win.

  Arias started the season in the Arizona Rookie League, the was 1-1, 4.58 for the 66ers, striking out 20 in 17.1 relief innings.

  The Isotopes move to Round Rock tonight with another newcomer, right-hander J.D. Durbin (0-0, No ERA), making his 'Topes debut against Express right-hander Yorman Bazardo (7-4, 3.03).

 Score by innings
New Orleans	015 000 020- 8
Albuquerque	513 001 52x-17

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	6  2  4  6  .312
Maza 2b	        5  4  2  0  .289
 Arias p	0  0  0  0  .000
Closser 1b	6  3  3  2  .362
Jones lf	5  1  2  3  .285
Repko cf	5  1  3  1  .260
Hu ss	        4  0  2  3  .305
Ellis c	        4  2  2  0  .305
Rosario lf	5  3  3  1  .253
Pollok p	1  0  1  1  .250
 Choi p	        1  0  0  0  .250
 Lindblom p	1  0  0  0  .600
 Bonilla p	0  0  0  0  .000
 SGarcia ph-2b	0  1  0  0  .208
--------------------------
 Totals	        43 17 22 17
 New Orleans	38  8 12  8

 Two-base hits- Closser (6), Maza (14).
3B- Abreu (2). HR- Abreu (4). RBI- Abreu 6 
(19), Repko (34), Hu 3 (38), Rosario (2),
Pollok (1), Jones 3 (58), Closser 2 (14).
SF- Hu. LOB- Albuquerque 8, New 
Orleans 10.

 Albuquerque	in  h r-er bb so  era
Pollok	        2.0  4  5-5  2  2  5.83
Choi (3-1)	2.0  3  1-1  3  2  2.27
Lindblom	20.  2  0-0  0  3  4.26
Bonilla	        2.0  3  2-2  0  2  4.63
Arias	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
 WP- Bonilla. HBP- by Pollok. T- 3:30.
Att- 7.522.
Chattanooga Drops 6-1 Decision
Chattanooga was held to five hits and a single run, losing the final game of the series to Carolina 6-1.

  Alberto Bastardo (2-2) allowed a run in the second and three more in the fourth, leaving after five innings having allowed six hits and four runs.

  Two of the Lookouts hits came in the first inning when Ramon Nivar and Andrew Lambo singled with one out but were left on base.

  The Lookouts lone run scored after Justin Sellers reached on a Todd Frazier error in the eighth inning and scored when pinch-hitter Tommy Giles singled and James Tomlin grounded out.

  Nivar singled twice and boosted his average to .387.

 Score by innings
Chattanooga	000 000 010-1
Carolina	010 300 20x-6

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	4  0  0  0  .301
Nivar 2b	4  0  2  0  .387
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .274
Bell 3b        	3  0  1  0  .278
May c        	4  0  0  0  .295
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .280
Mitchell rf	3  0  0  0  .205
Sellers ss	3  1  0  0  .294
Bastardo	1  0  0  0  .125
 Godwin ph	0  0  0  0  .242
 Corcoran p	0  0  0  0  .125
 Giles ph	1  0  1  0  .287
 Garate p	0  0  0  0  .000
-----------------------------
 Total	        31 1  5 1
 Carolina	33 6 10 6

 RBI- Tomlin (20). LOB- Chattanooga 6,
Carolina 6. CS- Nivar (3). PO- Nivar.

 Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (2-2)	5.0  6  4-4  1  3  4.68
Corcoran	2.0  3  2-2  1  0  5.92
Garate	        1.0  1  0-0  1  1  2.02
 HBP- Godwin. T- 2:20. Att- 6.574.
Bullpen Explodes, 66ers Lose 8-5
Inland Empire took a 5-1 lead into the seventh inning, but Lake Elsinore rang up the next seven runs, including three in the 10th, to win 8-5.

  Sixers starting pitcher Tim Sexton worked 6.2 innings and allowed just three runs on six hits, but Zach Schreiber and Jake McCarter (2-1, 3.82) were touched up for three of their four home runs.

  The 66ers into an early 1-0 lead when Preston Mattingly smacked a leadoff double in the first. Mattingly scored when Elian Herrera's bunt was thrown past first base for an error. The Sixers scored another run in the second when Herrera drew a bases-loaded walk.

  Lake Elsinore scored in the third, but Christian Lara's two-run homer in the bottom half of the inning with Scott Van Slyke on base to put the Sixers up 4-1.

  Pedro Baez doubled and scored on an error in the fifth for the 66ers to give them a 5-1 lead, but the seventh inning saw the Storm offense come alive against the Sixers bullpen.

  Inland Empire took advantage of three Storm errors, as four of their five runs were unearned.

  The 66ers will play game six of a seven game homestand tonight with RHP Chris Withrow (5-6, 4.90) takes on Lake Elsinore and RHP Anthony Bass (0-0, 0.00).

 Score by innings
Lake Elsinore	001 000 220 3-8	
Inland Empire	112 010 000 0-5

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Mattingly dh	4  1  1  0  .260
Herrera lf	4  0  2  1  .323
Robinson cf	5  0  0  0  .305
Baez 3b        	4  1  2  0  .286
 JohGarcia pr-3b 1  0  0  0  .125					
Caseres 1b	5  0  0  0  .290
Van Slyke rf	4  1  0  0  .304
Lara ss	        5  1  3  2  .274
Green 2b	3  1  0  0  .214
Mier c	        5  0  2  0  .213
-----------------------------
 Totals	        40 5 10 3  
 Lk Elsinore	39 8 10 8

 Two-base hits- Mattingly (16), Mier (2),
Baez (17), Herrera (14). HR- Lara (3). 
RBI- Herrera (25), Lara 2 (32). LOB- Inland 
Empire 10, Lake Elsinore 4. SB- Herrera 
(26), Baez (5). 

 Inland Empire	in  h r-er bb so  era
Sexton	        6.2  6  3-3  1  0  3.31
Schreiber	1.1  2  2-2  0  1  2.89
McCarter (2-1)	1.2  2  3-3  2  3  3.82
Sanfler	        0.1  0  0-0  0  0  4.56
 WP- Sexton. T- 3:13. Att- 2,016.
Loons' Win Streak Snap
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Looking to extend their winning streak to six-games, Great Lakes three times pulled to within one run of visiting Cedar Rapids, but never could take the lead, falling 9-5 in front of a crowd of 4,914.

  The Kernels jumped out to a 3-0 lead against the Loons and starter Justin Miller (5-6), who surrendered five runs, nine hits and three walks in four innings. But the Loons responded with two runs in the second on three straight singles and an RBI ground out.

   After Cedar Rapids extended its lead to three with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, Nick Buss launched a two-run home run to right field in the fifth inning, his second home run in the series.  

  Again the Kernels extended their lead with a run in the sixth and again the Loons pulled to within one. In the eighth inning, Tony Delmonico singled to score Jaime Pedroza to make the score to 6-5.  

  But in the ninth inning, Robert Boothe surrendered a two-out, bases-clearing double to extend the Kernels lead to four. 

  The Loons conclude their series with the Kernels tonight, sending their tandem of right-handers Ethan Martin and Nathan Eovaldi to the mound against Cedar Rapids right-hander Tyler Chatwood (3-6, 4.57). All three scheduled pitchers are under 21 years old and ranked by Baseball America as Top 15 prospects. 

 Score by innings
Cedar Rapids	030 111 003-9
Great Lakes	020 020 010-5

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  0  0  .296
Pedroza 2b	3  1  0  0  .264
Silverio dh	3  0  0  0  .273
Russell rf	4  0  0  0  .272
Delmonico c	4  1  2  1  .270
Hatch 3b	4  1  2  0  .270
Wallach 1b	3  0  1  1  .244
 Vetters ph	1  0  1  0  .223
Songco lf	4  1  1  1  .125
Buss cf	        4  1  1  2  .269
-----------------------------
 Totals	        34 5  8 4
 Cedar Rapids	38 9 13 9

 Error- Pratt (2). HR- Buss (8). RBI- Buss
2 (49), Wallach (31), Songco (2), Delmonico
(33). LOB- Great Lakes 5, Cedar Rapids 9.
CS- Gordon (14). DP- Gordon, Pedroza and
Wallach.

 Great Lakes	in  h r-er bb so  era
JMiller 5-6)	4.0  7  4-4  3  1  4.44
Smit	        3.0  4  2-2  0  1  5.55
Pratt	        1.0  0  0-0  1  1  5.70
Boothe	        1.0  2  3-3  2  1  5.89
 WP- Boothe. T- 3:04. Att- 4,914.

Raptors Win Home Run Derby
Billings and Ogden engaged in a contest on a night that every ball hit was long and deep but although both clubs ramped up three home runs, the Raptors added three doubles and came out with a 5-4 win.

Jerry Sands homered twice (#7 & 8) and Brian Cavazos-Galvez smashed his ninth homer of the season. The two big guns went off back-to-back in the first inning, Galvez's shot coming with Lenell McGee on base with a walk and Sands immediately followed with his first homer to give the Raptors an early 3-run lead after one.

Ogden starter Luis Vasquez pitched 6.1 strong innings, before giving way to the bullpen. Vasquez (2-1) allowed three earned runs, on two home runs, but allowed only two more hits to earn the victory. Daigoro Rondon earned his fourth save but didn't escape the home run virus, allowing one in the ninth.

Sands belted his eighth home run of the season, and second of the game, in the fifth inning and now trails Cavazos-Galvez and his league-leading total of nine, six of which have come off Billings pitching.

 Score by innings
Ogden	        310 010 000-5
Billings	000 010 201-4

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruggiano dh	5  0  1  0  .372
McGee cf	4  1  0  0  .220
Galvez lf	4  1  1  2  .286
Sands rf	4  2  2  2  .392
Erickson c	3  0  1  0  .302
Orr 1b	        4  0  1  0  .246
Guerrero 3b	4  0  1  0  .253
Hernandez ss	4  1  1  0  .300
Iden 2b	        4  0  0  0  .200
------------------------
 Totals	        36 5 8 4
 Billings 	32 4 5 4

 Error- Guerrero (6). Two-base hits- Hernandez
)2), Erickson (6), Guerrero (5). HR- Cavazos-
Galvez (9), Sands 2 (8). RBI- Cavazos-Galavez
2 (20), Sands 2 (23). LOB- Ogden 5, Billings
4. DP- Vasquez, Hernandez and Orr.

 Ogden	        in  h r-er bb so  era
Vasquez (2-1)	9.1  4  3-3  1  2  4.74
Thompson	1.2  0  0-0  0  2  7.56
Rondon (sv 4)	1.0  1  1-1  0  2  2.31
 HBP- by Vasquez 2. T- 2:14. Att- 2.572.
AZL & DSL Dodgers not scheduled.

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