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'Topes today

At Nashville, 1:05 p.m.

Radio: 610 AM

Probable starters: Isotopes LHP Aaron Laffey (1-2, 7.78) vs. Sounds RHP Tyler Thornburg (0-5, 6.80).

Sunday: Albuquerque’s ninth-inning rally came up short in a 3-2 loss at Nashville. Tony Gwynn Jr. had a pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth, but the Isotopes could get no closer.

Starting pitcher Blake Johnson (4-3, 3.79) suffered the loss for the Isotopes but put together the third efficient outing in a row by an Albuquerque starter. The righty went six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits. He also walked two, struck out six and surrendered a home run.

Matt Wallach hit his second homer of the season for the Isotopes. Khris Davis had a solo shot in the seventh inning for Nashville.

Coming up: After Nashville, the Isotopes will play four games at Memphis. They return home Saturday to begin a four-game set vs. Oklahoma City.