Isotopes Snap Losing Streak with 12-11 Win

(Tim March)

By Albuquerque Isotopes | April 16, 2018 4:59 PM

The Isotopes (6-6) snapped their four-game losing streak on Monday afternoon, defeating the Salt Lake Bees (7-5) by one run, hanging on in the ninth inning for a 12-11 victory. In each of the Isotopes six wins this season, the club has scored at least seven runs and have averaged 11 runs per victory.

 

Albuquerque's offense came through with seven extra-base hits on the afternoon. Tom Murphy recorded three doubles, tying the Isotopes single-game record while Anthony Phillips notched a pair of two-base hits.

 

Drew Weeks registered his fourth home run, blasting a three-run shot deep over the left field wall. He is now tied with fellow outfielder Raimel Tapia for the team lead.

 

Josh Fuentes' solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning proved pivotal for the third baseman. Not only was it his first Triple-A home run, but it was the deciding factor in the ballgame, as the Bees put up three runs in the ninth.

 

Albuquerque native Austin House came through for his hometown club with a one pitch save. After six wins in 12 games, House's save was the first this season for the Isotopes pitching staff.

 

Albuquerque now hits the road for four games in Tacoma followed by a three-game set in Salt Lake. Harrison Musgrave will toe the rubber for the Isotopes on Tuesday night against the Rainiers. First pitch from Cheney Stadium is set for 7:05 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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