The Isotopes (32-33) snapped their mini two-game losing streak, defeating the Fresno Grizzlies (32-34), 7-3, at Isotopes Park on Wednesday. The win, coupled with the Salt Lake Bees loss moves the Isotopes back to 3.5 games out of first place.
Albuquerque starter Ryan Carpenter had a solid night on the mound, tossing 5.0 one-run innings. Carpenter also recorded nine strikeouts, a season-high for the southpaw. Albuquerque would then go on to use five more pitchers en route to the victory.
Relievers James Farris, Sam Moll, Austin House, Jairo Diaz and Matt Carasiti combined to allow two runs and four hits over the contests final four innings. Diaz notched a three-up-three-down eighth inning, striking out two.
At the plate, Isotopes infielder Ryan McMahon recorded his first Triple-A home run of his career. He finished the game 2-for-4 and is now hitting .354 (17-for-48) through his first 12 games with the Isotopes.
Albuquerque and Fresno continue their four-game set Thursday at Isotopes Park. Veteran right-hander Barry Enright (3-1, 4.37) will get the ball for the Isotopes while righty Kyle Smith makes his Triple-A debut for the Grizzlies. First pitch from Isotopes Park is set for 7:05 p.m.
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