The Isotopes (66-71) closed out their home portion of the 2017 season Thursday night with a 3-0 victory over the Reno Aces (78-60) in front of a crowd of 12,234 at Isotopes Park. Albuquerque finished the season with a 39-32 record at home and welcomed 542,504 fans through the turnstiles in the 15th season of Isotopes baseball.
Isotopes starting pitcher Yency Almonte recorded his second straight scoreless outing, holding the Aces to just five hits in the first five innings. The win improved his record at the Triple-A level to 3-1.
Rehabbing lefty Tyler Anderson followed Almonte with three innings of relief, retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced. Anderson also registered four strikeouts in his appearance. Shane Carle sealed the victory in the ninth with his first save of the season.
All three of the Isotopes runs Thursday came on solo home runs. Jordan Patterson put Albuquerque ahead with his team-leading 25th round-tripper in the fourth inning. Two batters later, Ryan Howard unloaded on his third home run as an Isotope and the 498th of his professional career. Anthony Bemboom hit the final homer of the night in the seventh inning for his third of the season.
The Isotopes now head to Reno to wrap up the 2017 campaign with four more games against the Aces starting Friday at Greater Nevada Field. Right-hander Thad Weber (1-6, 7.38) will get the ball for the Isotopes in the series opener. First pitch from Reno is scheduled for 8:05 p.m.
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