Isotopes Outlast I-Cubs for Victory in 12 Innings

(Tim March)

By Albuquerque Isotopes | June 8, 2019 11:35 PM

Isotopes 8 (29-34), Cubs 7 (34-29) (12) - Principal Park, Des Moines, Iowa


AT THE DISH: Garrett Hampson hit a two-run homer to put the Isotopes ahead for good in the 12th inning. The home run was Hampson's second with Albuquerque as he finished the evening 2-for-6 with three RBI … Pat Valaika recorded three doubles to tie the Isotopes single-game record … The Isotopes compiled seven doubles for the night, tying their season high from April 21 vs. Tacoma … Albuquerque was down 3-2 at the start of the seventh inning, but scored four runs in the frame to go up by three.


TOEING THE RUBBER: Chi Chi Gonzalez recorded his team-leading fourth quality start of the season. The right-hander limited the Cubs to three runs and five hits in 6.0 innings. Gonzalez did not allow a hit until one out in the fourth inning when he surrendered an infield single to Phillip Evans … Reliever James Pazos surrendered two runs in the seventh inning … Iowa's Jacob Hannemann hit a solo home run in the ninth off Yency Almonte to force extra innings … David Holman pitched the final 2.0 innings of the night, allowing one unearned run to earn his first win of the year.


TOPES TIDBITS: The Isotopes are 4-1 in extra innings in 2019 including 3-1 on the road … The win was the 100th for the Isotopes against Iowa dating back to Albuquerque's inaugural season of 2003 … Albuquerque has won back-to-back contests for the first time since May 30-31.


ON DECK: Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 12:08 p.m. MT - Principal Park


PROBABLES: Isotopes: LHP Pat Dean (1-5, 9.82), Cubs: RHP Matt Swarmer (4-6, 5.31)

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