The Isotopes brought the winning run to the plate in the ninth but were not able to capitalize as Albuquerque fell to the Rainiers on Sunday evening, 8-6. The loss is the third in a row for the Isotopes as they head into the All-Star Break.
In his second start with the Isotopes, Jon Gray allowed two earned runs on five hits over his 4.2 innings on the mound. The 26-year-old struck out seven and walked four while throwing 102 pitches on the evening. Gray did not get a decision.
Scott McGough took the loss for Albuquerque after allowing five runs while recording just two outs.
A triplet of Rockies relievers made rehab appearances for the Isotopes as Bryan Shaw, Zac Rosscup and Carlos Estevez each recorded a scoreless inning out of the bullpen.
At the plate, three Isotopes recorded multi-RBI games as Mike Tauchman, Ryan McMahon and Drew Weeks each knocked home a pair of runs. McMahon registered nine RBI during the five-game series.
The Isotopes and the rest of Triple-A baseball now head into the All-Star Break. Monday will feature the Home Run Derby and Skills Competition, Tuesday will be the workout day and Wednesday will feature the All-Star Game. The Isotopes are back in action on Thursday when they open a four-game series in Las Vegas.
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