Tony Abreu's RBI Single Boosts Lookouts

Fresno squeezed the winning run in the 14th to defeat Albuquerque 5-4. Chattanooga scored four in the eighth, with Tony Abreu's RBI single driving n the winning run as they beat West Tennessee 4-2. San Jose used four unearned runs to stop Inland Empire 6-3 decision. Bobby Blevins fired seven shutout innings as Great Lakes defeated West Michigan 3-2.

Isotopes Squeezed in Fresno
Fresno scored the winning run on a squeeze play in the bottom of the 14th to defeat Albuquerque (19-19) 5-4 on a sunny afternoon at Chukchansi Park. It was is the first extra-inning game of the season for the Isotopes, who finish their series in Fresno with a four-game split.

Tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 14th, Jesus Guzman doubled off of reliever Carmen Cali. With one out, Cali neglected to cover first on a ground ball and the lead runner moved to third. An intentionally walk loaded the bases and a perfect bunt down the first base line drove in the winning run.

Left-hander Shawn Estes started for the 'Tops and worked six innings, allowing eight hits and three runs. He left the game in the seventh after pitching to two batter, both of whom scored. Dwayne Pollok also allowed a run of his own to tie the score.

Nick DeBarr held the Grizzlies scoreless through the 10th, Vicente Bonilla added two scoreless innings and Cali held the line in the 13th before it blew up in his face in the 14th,

The Albuquerque staff did an excellent job, considering that Fresno out-hit the Isotopes 16-6 but left 11 on base and were 4-for-18 with runners in scoring position.

Albuquerque jumped out on top with a run in the first without a hit to grab a 1-0 lead. Jamie Hoffmann walked, stole second and scored on Blake DeWitt's ground ball. Fresno tied the game in the fourth.

DeWitt drew a one-out walk in the sixth and was immediately cashed in by a monstrous two-run homer by Hector Luna (#8) to give Albuquerque a 3-1 lead.

The Grizzlies scored three off Estes and Pollok in the seventh.

DeWitt was again in the thick of things in the eighth when he drew a walk as did front of Luna. Dee Brown then lined a clutch single to right and tied the game up at 4-4.

The 'Topes have a day off tomorrow before starting a four game series with Salt Lake at Isotopes Park on Thursday. Right-hander-hander Giancarlo Alvarado (2-3, 3.97) will make the start for Albuquerque against Bees righty Brad Knox (2-1, 5.14).

  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	100 002 010 000 00-4
Fresno	        000 100 300 000 01-5

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf	5  1  1  0  .257
Maza 2b	        6  0  0  0  .219
DeWitt 3b	3  2  0  1  .296
Luna 1b	        5  1  1  2  .357
Brown lf	6  0  1  1  .299
Hu ss	        5  0  0  0  .244
MJones rf	5  0  2  0  .244
 Bonilla p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Pascucci ph	0  0  0  0  .254
 Cali p	        0  0  0  0  .000
Ardoin c	6  0  0  0  .224
Estes p	        2  0  0  0  .000
 Pollok p	0  0  0  0  .000
 DeBarr p	1  0  1  0  .333
Griffin rf	2  0  0  0  .138
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  Totals	46 4  6 4
  Fresno	54 5 16 5

  Error- Hu (6). 2B- DeBarr (1). HR- Luna 
(8).RBI- DeWitt (10), Luna 2 (30), Brown 
(24). LOB- Albuquerque 11, Fresno 17. 
SB- Hoffmann (3). 

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Estes 	        6.0  8  3-3  1  2  3.00
Pollok	        1.0  1  1-1  2  0  7.17
DeBarr	        3.0  3  0-0  1  4  4.62
Bonilla	        2.0  1  0-0  1  2  3.70
Cali (0-1)	1.1  3  1-1  1  1  7.71
  HBP- Hu. T-4:18. Att- 8.569.
Big Eighth Wins For Lookouts
Trailing 2-0 in the eighth inning, Chattanooga broke out with three hits good for four runs en route to a 4-2 win over the Smokies in Tuesday night action at AT&T Field. Lucas May's fourth home run started the rally, an error tied the game and Tony Abreu's RBI single put them in the lead for good.

A pitchers' duel between Tennessee's Jay Jackson and Chattanooga's James Adkins saw the game remain scoreless until the fifth inning, when the Smokies finally tagged Adkins for four singles and a pair of runs.

May extended his hitting streak to nine with a leadoff homer in the eighth. Justin Sellers walked and pinch hitter J.D. Closser singled, advancing Sellers to third.

The Lookouts a break when a James Tomlin bounced back to the pitcher and he made a wild throw to second, Sellers scoring to tie the game on the play, while pinch-runner Adam Godwin moved to third. Abreu's third it, a single to right, put the Lookouts up 3-2. Josh Bell's grounder to second gave them an insurance run.

Travis Schlichting (1-0) worked a scoreless seventh and eighth to earn the win. Despite allowing a one-out triple and walk in the ninth, J.D. Durbin retired the side to earn his third save.

Abreu had three of the Lookouts 11 hits. Tomlin and May had a pair each.

Chattanooga will continue with their five-game homestand against the Tennessee Smokes with an afternoon game today.

  Score by Innings
Tennessee	000 020 000-2
Chattanooga	000 000 04x-4

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	5  1  2  1  .303
Abreu 2b	5  0  3  1  .353
Bell 3b	        5  0  1  1  .296
Martinez rf	2  0  0  0  .298
Mitchell 1b	5  0  0  0  .165
Lambo lf	4  0  1  0  .275
May c	        4  1  2  1  .298
Sellers ss	2  1  1  0  .260
Adkins p	2  0  0  0  .100
 JGonzalez ph	1  0  0  0  .233
Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Closser ph	1  0  1  0  .317
 Godwin pr	0  1  0  0  .265
 Durbin p	0  0  0  0  .000
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  Totals	36 4 11 4
  Tennessee 	32 2  9 2

  Error- Sellers (7). 2B- Sellers (14),
Bell (11), Lambo (13), Abreu (2). HR- May 
(4). RBI- May (11), Tomlin (8), Abreu (1), 
Bell (24). LOB- Chattanooga 13, Tennessee 
9. DO- Bell, Abreu and Mitchell.

  Chattanooga	   in  h  r-er bb so  era
Adkins	          6.0  7  2-2  4  2  5.53
Schlichting (1-0) 2.0  1  0-0  0  1  0.00
Durbin (sv 3)	  1.0  1  0-0  1  0  0.00
  WP- Adkins. HBP- Martinez.
T- 2:49. Att- 4,611. 
Unearned Runs Stop 66ers
The Sixers took a slim, 3-2 lead into the seventh inning only to see San Jose scored once to tie and three times in the eighth to win a 6-3 decision. All three eighth inning runs were unearned.

Josh Wall worked four innings and gave up four hits and two runs, one of them unearned. Kendy Batista surrendered the tying run in the seventh and Jacobo Meque (0-1) and Justin Orenduff were saddled with the unearned runs in the eighth.

Inland Empire scores single runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh. Adolpho Gonzalez singled and scored on Pedro Baez's double in the fourth; Trayvon Robinson's slugged his fifth homer in the sixth and Garrett Green's fourth home run allowed the 66ers a brief, 3-2 lead.

Gonzalez had a pair of hits. Kenley Jansen added a double.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	000 101 100-3
San Jose	000 200 13x-6

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Robinson cf	4  1  1  1  .323
AGonzalez 1b    4  1  2  0  .279
Perez dh	4  0  0  0  .353
Van Slyke rf	4  0  1  1  .265
Baez 3b        	4  0  1  1  .265
Herrera lf	4  0  0  0  .250
Green 2b	3  1  1  1  .250
 Caseres ph	1  0  0  0  .261
Jansen c	3  0  1  0  .221
Lara ss	        3  0  0  0  .225
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  Totals	34 3  7 4
  San Jose	33 6 11 5

  Errors- Jansen (8), Wall (1), Herrera
(2). 2B- Baez (5), Jansen (6).  HR- Robinson 
(5), Green (4). RBI- Baez  (2), Robinson (19), 
Green (15). LOB- Inland Empire 4, San Jose 4. 
DP- Lara and AGonzales; Lara, Green and 
AGonzalez.

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Wall	        4.0  4  2-1  0  3  9.00
Batista	        2.1  3  1-1  0  0  5.46
Meque (0-1)	1.0  1  1-0  0  1  7.11
Orenduff	0.2  3  2-0  0  1  2.33
  HBP- by Wall. T-2:32. Att- 2,524.
Blevins Pitches Loons Past Whitecaps
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Bobby Blevins fired seven shutout innings as Great Lakes defeated West Michigan 3-2. Blevins allowed just two hits in seven frames, walking one and striking out six. He has not allowed an earned run in his last two starts and has seen his ERA drop from 9.13 to 6.06. Bobby Blevins

Robert Boothe surrendered a pair of runs in the last of the ninth before Javy Guerra struck out the final Whitecap to earn his 10th save.

The Loons scored in the third. Parker Dalton led off with a walk. Dee Gordon lifted a foul fly ball down the left field line that was dropped by the Whitecap outfielder. Given another chance, Gordon doubled to plate Dalton.  Later in the inning, Gordon scored on a sac fly by Nick Buss.

  In the seventh, the Loons added a run to their lead with a solo home run by Anthony Hatch, his second long ball of the season, to extend the lead to 3-0.

  Great Lakes out-hit West Michigan 6-5. Gordon had a pair of the Loons hits.

  The Loons begin a three-game series Wednesday against Cedar Rapids. Right-hander Justin Miller (2-2, 5.89 ERA) will be opposed by lefty Manuel Flores (2-2, 2.00). 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	002 000 100-3
West Michigan	000 000 002-2

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon dh	4  1  2  1  .327
Pedroza 2b	3  0  1  0  .324
Buss cf	        2  0  0  1  .292
Delmonico c	4  0  0  0  .321
Gallagher 1b	3  0  0  0  .268
Russell rf	4  0  1  0  .305
Vetters lf	4  0  0  0  .254
Hatch 3b	3  1  1  1  .265
Dalton ss	2  1  1  0  .280
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  Totals	29 3 6 3
  West Michigan	30 2 5 2

  2b- Gordon (5). HR- Hatch (2). RBI- Gordon 
(14), Buss (10), Hatch (10).  S- Buss. SF- Buss. 
LOB- Great Lakes 4, West Michigan 5. SB-Pedroza 
(14), Gordon (23).

  Great Lakes	in  h r-er bb so  era
Blevins (3-3)	7.0  2  0-0  1  6  6.06
Dutton	        0.0  1  0-0  0  0  0.00
Boothe 	        1.2  1  2-2  1  0  4.58
Guerra (sv 10)	0.1  1  0-0  1  1  1.23
  HBP- by Blevins. T- 2:22. Att- 3,170.

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