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Cubs Deny Isotopes Sweep in Series Finale

(Tim March)
June 10, 2019

Cubs 13 (35-30), Isotopes 4 (30-35) - Principal Park, Des Moines, Iowa AT THE DISH: The Isotopes were held to four runs and six hits on Monday after recording a combined 26 runs and 31 hits in the previous three games against Iowa … The Isotopes first two runs came off

Cubs 13 (35-30), Isotopes 4 (30-35) - Principal Park, Des Moines, Iowa
 
AT THE DISH: The Isotopes were held to four runs and six hits on Monday after recording a combined 26 runs and 31 hits in the previous three games against Iowa … The Isotopes first two runs came off the bat of starting pitcher Tim Melville who hit a single in the third inning. The hit was the first of Melville's 11-year professional career … Albuquerque scored two runs with two outs in the ninth inning on Elliot Soto's RBI double and Peter Mooney's RBI single.

TOEING THE RUBBER: Melville's record dropped to 3-3 for the year after allowing five runs, seven hits including three home runs in 5.0 innings … David Holman surrendered five runs in 1.0 inning of relief while James Pazos yielded three in his 1.0 inning of work … Sam Howard struck out all three batters he faced in the bottom of the seventh.
TOPES TIDBITS: The Isotopes were denied their first series sweep since June 16-19, 2018 vs. Nashville … Albuquerque still won its second series on the road this season with the other coming at Salt Lake on April 24-28 … The Isotopes finished their road trip through the Midwest with a 3-4 record … Iowa's Jacob Hannemann went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI on Monday.
 
ON DECK: Oklahoma City Dodgers at Albuquerque Isotopes, 6:35 p.m. MT - Isotopes Park
 
PROBABLES: Dodgers: RHP Mitchell White (1-4, 7.43), Isotopes: LHP Kyle Freeland (0-1, 7.20)