‘Topes today

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Home vs. El Paso, 6:35 p.m.

Radio: 610 AM

Probable starters: Isotopes RHP Red Patterson (0-0, 2.89) vs. Chihuahuas RHP Branch Kloess (1-0, 5.73).

Promotion: Bark in the Park.

Thursday: Mike Baxter’s seventh-inning homer broke a scoreless deadlock and the Isotopes held on for a 2-1 win over the Chihuahuas in front of 5,412 fans at Isotopes Park. Baxter’s solo shot and Miguel Olivo’s RBI single provided just enough support to back a strong pitching performance by Henry Sosa and three Albuquerque relievers.

Sosa worked in and out of trouble through six scoreless innings, twice leaving the bases loaded. Yimi Garcia (3-0) allowed a solo homer to former Isotope Alex Castellanos but picked up the win with 11/3 innings of work. Jose Dominguez worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save.

Olivo, Joc Pederson and Clint Robinson had three hits apiece for the ‘Topes, who won their third straight. El Paso went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

This and that: LHP Paco Rodriguez joined the Isotopes, while LHP Daniel Moskos was placed on the disabled list with a left calf strain. Rodriguez claims a 3.18 ERA in eight relief appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season.

Thursday – Isotopes ParkISOTOPES 2, CHIHUAHUAS 1

EL PASO ALBUQUERQUE

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Noel rf 5 0 2 0 Baxter rf 5 1 1 1

Maybin cf 4 0 0 0 Robinson T lf 4 0 1 0

Francoeur lf 4 0 1 0 Pederson cf 4 1 2 0

Blanks 1b 3 0 0 0 Rbinson C 1b 3 0 2 0

Cstellanos 3b 4 1 1 1 Olivo c 3 0 2 1

Conrad 2b 3 0 2 0 Guerrero 2b 3 0 0 0

Moore c 4 0 0 0 Triunfel 3b 3 0 1 0

Gonzalez ss 4 0 2 0 Rojas ss 3 0 1 0

Branham p 1 0 1 0 Sosa p 2 0 0 0

Lane ph 1 0 0 0 Buss ph 1 0 0 0

Decker ph 1 0 0 0 Ibarra ph 1 0 0 0

Fuentes ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 1 9 1 Totals 32 2 10 2

El Paso 000 000 010 – 1

Albuquerque 000 000 20x – 2DP – Albuquerque 1, El Paso 1. LOB – Albuquerque 13, El Paso 9. 2B – Conrad (4), Olivo (3,). HR – Baxter (1), Castellanos (1). SB – Francoeur (3), Pederson (5). IP H R ER BB SO

El Paso

Branham 3 2 0 0 1 2

Reyes 2 2 0 0 3 1

Boyer (L, 0-1) 1 1/3 5 2 2 0 1

Ambriz 1 1 0 0 1 0

LaFromboise 2/3 0 0 0 1 1

Albuquerque

Sosa (W, 3-0) 6 8 0 0 1 3

Garcia 1 1/3 1 1 1 0 0

Hynes 2/3 0 0 0 0 1

Dominguez (S, 1) 1 0 0 0 0 1HBP – Blanks (by Sosa), Olivo (by Reyes). PB – Olivo (3). T – 2:52. A – 5,412.’

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