Pedroza Smacks Walk-Off Homer in 13th

Albuquerque had the tying run at first in the ninth but Salt Lake won 5-4. Carolina ran off the first six runs of the game and beat Chattanooga 7-4 despite four RBI by J.D. Closser. Adolfo Gonzalez and Alex Garabedian had three hits as Inland Empire topped San Jose 8-4 and Jaime Pedroza's 13th inning three-run home run helped the Loons top Cedar Rapids 6-3.

Bees Buzz By 'Topes 5-4
Albuquerque's (19-20) fought back from a 4-0 deficit and had the tying run at first with one out in the ninth but a Salt Lake double play killed the rally and ended the 5-4 game.

It was one of four double plays the Isotopes hit into during the game.

The Bees scored a single run in the first inning on a leadoff home run but starter Giancarlo Alvarado battled his way out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the fifth to keep the score 1-0. He couldn't escape a three-run the sixth, allowing a pair of runs before leaving.

Albuquerque's newest reliever, Hyang-Nam Choi, who immediately surrendered a run scoring double, scoring a runner from first to increase the advantage to 4-0 Bees.

The Isotopes finally broke through in the sixth when Chin-Lung Hu walked and Hector Luna singled before Dee Brown rapped his seventh home run, an opposite field shot over the left field wall.

Choi gave up a home run and the 'Topes were trailing 5-3 entering the ninth before Brown doubled down the left field line to lead off and a single by Valentino Pascucci up the middle to trim the deficit to 5-4. Sergio Garcia pinch-ran but a game-ending double play closed things out.

Alvardo (2-4) posting a season-high seven strikeouts, including three in the third, and took the loss for Albuquerque. The righty allowed four runs on five hits and pitched into the sixth for the first time this season.

The 'Topes send knuckleballer Charlie Haegar (3-3, 4.34) to the hill tonight against Dan Denham (3-0, 4.46).

  Score by Innings
Salt Lake	100 003 100-5
Albuquerque	000 003 001-4 

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss	        3  1  0  0  .238
Maza 3b	        4  0  1  0  .220
DeWitt 2b	3  0  1  0  .298
Luna 1b	        4  1  2  0  .362
Brown lf	4  2  2  3  .307
MJones rf	4  0  1  0  .244
Pascucci dh	4  0  1  1  .254
 Garcia pr dh	0  0  0  0  .167
Ellis c		4  0  2  0  .315
Griffin cf	3  0  0  0  .125
---------------------------------
  Totals 	33 4 10 4
  Salt Lake 	34 5  9 5

  Errors- Maza (2), Luna (3). 2B- DeWitt
(7), Ellis (2), Brown (9). HR- Brown (7).
RBI- Brown 3 (27), Pascucci (21). 
LOB- Albuquerque 4, Salt Lake 9. SB- Luna
(2). DP- Maza and Luna; Hu, DeWitt and
Luna.

  Albuquerque	 in h  r-er bb so  era
Alvarado (2-4)	5.2  5  4-4  3  7  3.46  
Choi	        1.1  2  1-1  1  3  2.45
Threets	        2.0  2  0-0  1  0  2.70
  Balk- Choi. HBP- by Alverado.
T- 2:51. Att- 6,706.
Mudcats Score Early, Hang On
Carolina ran off the first six runs of the game and Chattanooga found themselves trailing 6-0 going into the last of the fourth inning.

Starter Tim Corcoran (1-3) was tagged for nine hits and six runs, five of them earned, and took the loss. Jesus Rodriguez, Matt Sartor and Jesse Durban allowed but a single run over the final five innings.

The Lookouts scored twice in the bottom portion of the fourth with two runs. Tony Abreu hit a one-out double and moved to third on Andrew Lambo's single to left. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch before J.D. Closser singled to drive in two runs.

Trailing 7-2, Abreu began the ninth inning with second hit of the game and moved to second when Mike Rose singled. With one out, Closser came through with a double to drive in his third and fourth runs of the game.

Juan Gonzalez walked to give the Lookouts newest addition, Eduardo Perez, a chance but he grounded out to second to end the game.

Chattanooga and Carolina Mudcats continue their five-game series tonight.

  Score by Innings
Carolina	021 310 000-7
Chattanooga	000 200 002-4

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	3  0  0  0  .288
Godwin cf	1  0  0  0  .250
Sellers ss	3  0  0  0  .255
Abreu 2b	4  2  2  0  .333
Lambo lf	4  1  1  0  .274
Mitchell 1b	3  0  0  0  .154
 Sartor p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Durbin p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rose ph	1  1  1  0 1.000
Closser c	4  0  2  3  .333
Giles rf	4  0  0  0  .182
JGonzalez 	3  0  0  0  .219
Corcoran p	1  0  1  0  .125
 JRodriguez p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Perez 1b	2  0  0  0  .000
---------------------------------
  Totals	37 4  7 3
  Carolina	40 7 12 6

  Error- Corcoran. 2B- Abreu (3),
Closser (7). RBI- Closser 3 (9). 
LOB- Chattanooga 5. Carolina 8.

 Chattanooga	 in  h r-e bb so  era
Corcoran (1-3)	4.0  9  6-5  1  4  5.97
JRodriguez	2.0  2  1-1  0  1  1.98
Sartor	        2.0  1  0-0  0  4  3.00
Durbin 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
  HBP- by Corcoran. T- 2:41. Att- 2,859.
Inland Empire Nails San Jose Again
After taking the first game of the series he night before, the 66ers ripped off 14 hits to pick up an 8-4 victory over San Jose win the series.

Designated hitter Adolfo Gonzalez and catcher Alex Garabedian each posted 3-hit performances. Outfielder Trayvon Robinson, hitting third, was 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.

Starter Chris Withrow (3-3) went 5.1 innings and allowed just 5 hits while striking out five. Marlon Arias and Jake McCarter closed the door on the Giants, Arias earning a hold and McCarter working a pair of no-hit performance to keep his ERA at a pristine 0.00.

Just a note to the schedule maker: the afternoon victory improves the 66er's record to 7-1 in day games this season.

Garabedian doubled and Gonzalez pounded his third home run in the third inning and the game moved into the fourth tied 2-2. A second Garabedian double scored shortstop Justin Fuller, who had walked, to put Inland Empire in the lead for good.

Outfielder Elian Herrera singled in one run in the sixth and a pair of wild pitches provided two more. Second baseman Garrett Green walked with the bases loaded in the seventh for force in another 66er run and Herrera added another RBI in the seventh.

The 66ers head to Bakersfield for a four-game set tonight. They will return home May 27 for a four-game series against the Modesto Nuts.

  Score by Innings
Inland Empire	002 103 200-8
San Jose	011 000 200-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera lf	5  1  3  2  .310
AGonzalez dh	5  1  3  2  .283
Robinson cf	3  0  2  0  .333
Van Slyke rf	5  0  1  0  .331
Caseres 1b	4  0  0  0  .252
Baez 3b	        5  1  1  0  .271
Fuller ss	4  2  1  0  .296
Garabedian c	4  2  3  1  .350
Green 2b	3  0  0  1  .241
---------------------------------
  Totals	43 8 14 6
  San Jose	33 4  7 4

  Error- Van Slyke (1). 2B- Robinson
(12), Garabedian 2 (6). 3B- Robinson
(4). HR- AGonzalez (3). RBI- AGonzalez
2 (12), Garabedian (13), Herrera 2 (4),
Green (16). S- Green. LOB- Inland Empire
10, San Jose 7. SB- AGonzalez (1).
CS- Herrera (1). DP- Fuller, Green and
Caseres.

  Inland Empire in  h r-er bb so  era
Withrow (3-3)	5.1  5  2-1  4  5  6.25
Arias	        1.2  2  2-2  0  1  5.40
McCarter	2.0  0  0-0  1  2  0.00
  T- 3:01. Att- 3,042.
Pedroza's Homer in 13th Gives Loons The Win
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Second baseman Jaime Pedroza broke a 3-all tie in the 13th inning with a three-run home run, propelling the Loons to a dramatic 6-3 extra innings win over Cedar Rapids.

  Pedroza's blast came with two on; catcher Matt Wallach with a single and shortstop Dee Gordon, who had walked. 

Nathan Eovaldi started for the Loons and worked five innings, allowing only three runs, two earned, on four hits. He left the game tied 3-3.

Blake Brannon (1-0) worked the 10th, 11th and 12th without allowing a run and collected his first win. After Pedroza's three-run shot, Luis Garcia nailed the game down 1-2-3 to earn his second save.  Kyle Smit, Jordan Pratt, Brannon and Garcia combined for eight shutout innings of relief.

  The Loons scored three runs in the first inning. Gordon tripled on the game's second pitch, then scored on the game's fourth pitch on a Pedroza single. Outfielder Kyle Russell drove in a run with a ground out. Then first baseman Austin Gallagher singled home the inning's third run.

  After scoring in the first, the Loons did not score again over the next 11 innings. Between the 4th and 12th innings, Kernels pitching retired 26 Loons batters consecutively.

  The Kernels tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth. In the ninth, still tied at three, the Kernels loaded the bases with one out and Dwayne Bailey, who brought home the winning run the previous night with the bases loaded and one out on an error, grounded to Pedroza at second, and he started a 4-2-3 double play to end the inning.

  The Loons (22-18) conclude their three-game series tonight. Right-hander JonMichael Redding (5-1, 4.73 ERA), the Dodgers' No. 18 prospect, will be opposed by righty Tyler Chatwood (1-2, 1.93), the Angels' No. 11 prospect. 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	300 000 000 000 3-6
Cedar Rapids	100 020 000 000 0-3

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  2  1  0  .319
Pedroza 2b	6  2  2  4  .315
Buss cf	        6  1  3  0  .298
Delmonico dh	6  0  0  0  .313
Russell rf	6  0  2  1  .306
Gallagher 1b	5  0  2  1  .272
Silverio lf	5  0  0  0  .246
Wallach c	5  1  1  0  .205
---------------------------------
  Totals	49 6 11 6
  Cedar Rapids	40 3  9 2

  Errors- Eovaldi (2), Gallagher (4),
Pratt (1), Hatch (1). 3B- Gordon (6).
HR- Pedroza (6). RBI- Pedroza 4 (28),
Russell (35), Gallagher (24). LOB- Great
Lakes 5, Cedar Rapids 7. SB- Russell (3),
Buss 2 (4). DP- Pedroza and Gallagher;
Pedroza, Wallach and Gallagher; Gordon 
and Gallagher 2.

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Eovaldi	        5.0  4  3-2  2  4  7.36
Smit	        2.0  0  0-0  1  2  6.04
Pratt	        2.0  2  0-0  1  0  4.64
Brannon (1-0)	3.0  2  0-0  1  0  2.74
Garcia (sv 2)	1.0  1  0-0  0  1  3.24
  HBP- by Eovaldi. T- 3:24. Att- 3,036

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