Albuquerque, NM - The Memphis Redbirds Alumni Club continued its assault on Redbirds pitching Saturday night. Dressed as members of the Albuquerque Isotopes, Scott Seabol and John Gall led a 17-hit attack as they pounded Memphis 9-3.
Seabol homered twice and drove in four runs as the Isotopes jumped out to an early 7-3 lead. Gall added one RBI, giving him six in the series.
All of that damage was done against Memphis starter Troy Cate (1-4). Albuquerque scored in four of the five innings Cate was in the game. The left-hander allowed eight runs on eleven hits while giving up three home runs. Robert Andino led off the bottom of the first inning with his third homer of the year.
Gall and Seabol have been red-hot in their first two series against their former team. They have combined for five home runs and 18 RBI in just seven games. Seabol added a double to his big night.
Kenny Baugh (2-3) picked up the win for Albuquerque. Working on a pitch limit, he left after five innings. He gave up three runs on five hits. He is coming off shoulder surgery.
Nick Stavinoha hit a 2-run homer off Baugh in the third inning to lead the Redbirds. Brendan Ryan added three hits. Stavinoha's homer gave Memphis a brief 3-2 lead before Albuquerque plated five runs in the bottom of the inning.
The loss was the 'Birds fifth in a row and have now dropped nine of their last 11 decisions as their record has dipped to 27-36. Memphis has a 1-7 June record, allowing 67 runs on 112 hits. Opposing teams are averaging better than eight runs and 14 hits per game this month.
Albuquerque has won three straight games after losing six of their previous seven games. They improved to 31-31.
Notes: When Albuquerque shortstop Robert Andino flew out to right field in the fourth inning, it ended a streak that saw him reach base safely in 10 consecutive at-bats. He had eight hits and two walks during the streak...Former Angels star reliever Troy Percival is expected to join the Redbirds when they return to Memphis Monday.
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