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Oklahoma City scored in the 10th to hand Albuquerque a 6-5 loss. Chattanooga pitching only allowed three hits in 7-0 and 2-0 wins over West Tenn. Starters Scott Elbert and Tim Corcoran keyed the sweep. Inland Empire's Alberto Bastardo ran his scoreless streak to 17 games in a 2-0 win over Modesto. Tony Delmonico's home run in the top of the 10th inning gave Great Lakes an 8-7 win over Peoria.

. 'Topes Lose in the 10th
Oklahoma City used a walkoff single in the 10th to hand Albuquerque a 6-5 loss. The Isotopes let three leads get away from them during the contest.

James McDonald made his third start and gave up four hits and four earned runs in 4.2 innings, walking five and striking out five. He left the game with the game tied at four each.

After Albuquerque had regained the lead, Dwayne Pollok was tagged with a run in the sixth that tied the game again. Vincente Bonilla (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings before allowing he winning run in the last of the 10th and suffered his second loss of the season.

The Isotopes took an early lead in the second when Dee Brown singled and scored on an error. Oklahoma City scored two in the third.

Albuquerque added three off in the fifth to regain the lead on singles by Valentino Pascucci, Sergio Garcia, Jason Repko and Luis Maza. Blake DeWitt was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Hector Luna added a sac fly and the 'Topes were up 4-2.

McDonald gave up a walk and a single, before Pollok came in in relief and walked the first three batters he faced, including two with the bases loaded, to allow the RedHawks to tie the game.

Mitch Jones and Danny Ardoin double in the sixth but the Hawks tied it again and the RedHawks bullpen took control, retiring the final 14 batters they faced. Oklahoma City put the game away with a run in the last of the 10th.

Maza had a pair of singles to lead the Isotopes. Repko boosted his hitting streak to 15 games with his single in the fifth.

Oklahoma City and Albuquerque play a doubleheader tonight. Shawn Estes and Stephen Randolph toe the rubber for the Isotopes.

  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	010 031 000 0-5
Oklahoma City	002 021 000 1-6
  
  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Repko cf-rf	4  1  1  0  .303
Maza 3b        	5  0  2  1  .250
DeWitt 2b	4  0  1  1  .282
Luna 1b        	3  0  0  1  .259
Brown lf	4  1  1  0  .313
MJones rf	3  0  1  0  .261
 Rosario pr cf	1  1  0  0  .313
Pascucci dh	4  1  1  0  .244
Ardoin c	4  0  1  1  .227
Garcia ss	4  1  1  0  .156
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  Totals	33  6  9  3
  Oklahoma City	34  5  9  6
  
  Errors Rosario (1), Bonilla (1).
2B- MJones (9), Ardoin (4). RBI- Maza
(11), DeWitt (16), Luna (37), Ardoin
(5). SF- Luna. LOB- Albuquerque 5,
Oklahoma City 11. SB- Brown (2).
CS- Luna (1). DO- Brown and DeWitt.

  Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
McDonald	4.2  4  4-4  5  5  5.56
Pollok	        2.1  1  1-1  3  3  5.79
Bonilla (2-2)	2.1  4  1-1  1  2  3.30
  HBP- DeWitt. T-3:35. Att- 5,632.
Chattanooga Wins Two Shutouts
The Lookouts (20-28) pitching only allowed three hits in the twin bill. Scott Elbert made a strong bid for a no-hitter in game one, winning 7-0, and Tim Corcoran worked five shutout innings in a 2-0 win in game two.

In game one Elbert took a no-hitter into the seventh inning but a leadoff single broke the spell. It was the only hit he allowed in the seven inning opener. He struck out nine and walked three. J.D. Durban recorded the final two out of the game.

Chattanooga jumped out to an early lead when Adam Godwin singled in Russ Mitchell, who had walked in the second inning. Godwin and Mitchell doubled in the fourth and James Tomlin added an RBI single.

In the fifth Josh Bell hit a three-run homer following a walk from Justin Sellers and a Tony Abreu single and the Lookouts added one more in the sixth.

Scott Elbert moved to 2-0 on the season and lowered his ERA as a starter to 1.98, with 44 strikeouts in 36.1 innings. He is holding opponents to a .228 average, and left-handed batters to a .163 mark.

  Score by Innings- 1st Game
Chattanooga	010 231 0-7
West Tenn	000 000 0-0
  
  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	3  0  1  1  .296
Sellers ss	3  1  3  0  .273
Abreu 2b	4  1  1  0  .313
Bell 3b	        4  1  1  3  .283
Rose rf	        4  0  0  0  .304
Mitchell 1b	3  2  1  0  .178
Perez dh	3  0  1  0  .261
Colsser c	4  0  1  0  .258
Godwin lf	3  2  3  2  .268
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  Totals	31  7 12  4
  West Tenn	27  0  1  0  

  Error- Closser (4). 2B- Mitchell (4),
Godwin (4). HR- Bell (4). RBI- Godwin 2
(6), Tomlin (10), Bell 3 (27).
LOB- Chattanooga 7, West Tennessee 7.	

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Elbert (2-0)	6.1  1  0-0  3  9  3.63
Durbin 	        0.2  0  0-0  0  0  1.38
 HBP- by Elbert 2. T- 2:15.
In game two, both starters gave their respective teams a great chance to win. Chattanooga starter, Tim Corcoran (2-4) went five innings and allowed just two hits and no runs. The Jaxx only hits came on a double in the fourth, and a second doubled in the fifth.

The Jaxx starter had a rough first inning, allowing giving a run when James Tomlin led the game off with a walk and advanced to second on a throwing error. Tony Abreu singled him to third and Josh Bell hit a sacrifice fly to center to drive in the game's first run.

The Lookouts scored again in the seventh when, with two out, James Tomlin walked and Juan Gonzalez singled. The West Tenn outfielder mishanded the ball and Tomlin scored the final run of the game.

Corcoran started as if he would emulate Elbert's no-hit bid, allowing his first ht in the fourth inning. He left after five innings having allowed a pair of hits, fanned seven and walked four. Travis Schlichting earned his first save with two hitless innings during which he fanned three.

The Jaxx left nine on base in the game and were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

The rubber game of the series is at tonight with former Diamond Jaxx pitcher RHP Travis Chick (3-1, 4.54) starting for Chattanooga and RHP Justin Souza (0-1, 4.74) getting the ball for the Jaxx.

  Score by Innings- Game 2
Chattanooga	100 000 1-2
West Tenn	000 000 0-0

  Chattanooga	ab h  r  bi  ave
Tomlin cf	2  2  1  0  .300
JGonzales ss	3  0  1  0  .225
Abreu 2b	3  0  1  0  .314
Bell 3b        	2  0  1  1  .286
Lambo lf	2  0  1  0  .267
Rose c        	3  0  1  0  .308
Mitchell 1b	3  0  0  0  .175
Perez dh	2  0  0  0  .240
 Godwin pr dh	0  0  0  0  .268
Giles rf	3  0  0  0  .105
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  Totals	23  2  6  1 
  West Tenn	24  0  2  0

  Errors- Rose (1), Abreu (1). 2B- Bell
(13). RBI- Bell (28). SF- Bell.
LOB- Chattanooga 6, West Tenn 9.
CS- Tomlin (4). 	

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Corcoran (2-4)	5.0  2  0-0  4  7  5.05
Schlichting 	2.0  0  0-0  2  3  0.66
  PB- Rose (1). T- 2:30. Att- 2,165.
Sixers Blank Modesto 2-0
Inland Empire held on to win a 2-0 pitchers' duel over Modesto Nuts despite 13 strikeouts. Alberto Bastardo picked up the win for the Sixers with seven scoreless innings.

Greg Miller worked a scoreless inning and Jake McCarter picked up his second save on the year, recording all three outs on pop outs to Christian Lara at shortstop. It was the second Inland Empire shutout on the season, both on starts by Bastardo.?

?Bruce Billings (3-5) was dominant in his 6.2 innings of work, equaling a California League season high with his 13 K's, while only allowing one unearned run on 4 hits but was saddled with the loss.?

?Bastardo (4-2) matched his performance by pitching seven scoreless frames, allowing five hits and a walk while fanning eight. His scoreless inning streak was extended to 17 straight on the season.

?The Sixers got on the board early in the third when Alex Garabedian and Justin Fuller singled to open the inning, and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Preston Mattingly. Garabedian scored on a passed ball.?

?Inland Empire scored an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth. Fuller tripled to right-center and Mattingly's sac fly drove in the final run.

The 66ers can earn a series split against Modesto tonight. Josh Wall (0-1, 7.50) will take the mound for the Sixers, while Christian Friedrich will make his Modesto debut. Following the game there will be a postgame fireworks show.

  Score by Innings
Modesto	        000 000 000-0
Inland Empire	001 000 01x-2

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  b  ave
Mattingly lf	1  0  0  1  .303
AGonzalez	4  0  0  0  .267
Robinson cf	2  0  0  0  .312
Lara ss        	2  0  1  0  .244
Van Slyke rf	1  0  0  0  .307
 Herrera rf cf	2  0  0  0  .304
Baez 3b        	3  0  0  0  .276
Ortiz dh	3  0  1  0  .357
Caseres 1b	3  0  1  0  .252
Fuller ss-cf-rf	3  1  2  0  .227
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  Totals	27  2  6  1  
  Modesto	30  0  5  0

  3B- Fuller (1). RBI- Mattingly (15).
S- Mattingly. SF- Mattingly. LOB- Inland 
Empire 4, Modesto 7. CS- Lara (6).

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (4-2)	7.0  5  0-0  1  8  .325
Miller 	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.40
McCarter 	1.0  0  0-0  1  0  0.00
  HBP- Mattingly, By Bastardo.
T- 2:44. Att- 3,380.
Delmonico's HR Wins For Loons
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Tony Delmonico hit the top of the foul pole down the left field line for a walk-off solo home run in the top of the 10th inning to give Great Lakes a thrilling 8-7 win over Peoria. Delmonico's blast gave the Loons their first lead of the night and their third extra-innings win of the season, all courtesy of the long ball.

  Kyle Russell delivered at the plate and in the field for the Loons, making a diving catch and turning an inning-ending double play in the top of the 10th, setting the stage for Delmonico's heroics with one out in the bottom of the frame.

  It was the second straight extra innings contest for the Loons after the 5-4 loss in 10 innings to Kane County, and was the fourth loss in four extra innings efforts for Peoria.

   The game started with excitement as well, as the two teams exchanged runs in both the first and second innings. After Peoria used a two-run homer to take the lead two batters into the top of the first, Russell launched his Midwest League-leading 13th home run to even the score in the bottom of the frame.

   Peoria used another two-run dinger plus an error, stolen base, single and fielder's choice to add a third run for a 5-2 lead after an inning and a half. The Loons answered with three of their own thanks to RBI hits from Alfredo Silverio (triple), Travis Vetters and Dee Gordon (singles) to square the game at 5-5 through two complete innings.

Both starting pitchers – Robert Blevins for the Loons and Jason Bristow for the Chiefs - cruised through the third, fourth and fifth innings, each allowing only one hit and facing one over the minimum over that span.   

  Peoria touched up Blevins for two more runs in the top of the sixth inning. Great Lakes got one back in the bottom half on a second RBI triple by Alfredo Silverio, then tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out, two-strike RBI base hit from Anthony Hatch.

  Kyle Smit (1-2) earned the win in relief, working two scoreless innings and allowing only one hit with three strikeouts. Blake Brannon was also sterling in relief for the Loons, working 2.2 innings and allowing just one hit with two strikeouts and no walks.  

  The Loons and Chiefs meet in game two of their three-game series tonight. Justin Miller (3-2, 4.72) starts for Great Lakes opposite Chris Carpenter (1-3, 2.90). A post-game Fireworks Loontacular will follow the ballgame.

  Score by Innings
Peoria	        230 002 000 0 7 
Great Lakes	230 001 100 1-8

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  1  1  .293
Pedroza 2b	4  2  1  0  .296
Buss cf        	5  0  2  0  .295
Russell rf	3  1  1  2  .292
Hatch 3b	5  1  2  1  .272
Delmonico 1b	4  2  1  1  .278
Silverio lf	4  1  2  2  .280.
Vetters dh	4  1  1  1  .244
Lopez c	        4  0  0  0  .045
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  Totals	37  8 11  8
  Peoria	42  7 11  7

 Errors- Delmonico 2 (7), Gordon (16),
Hatch (2). 3B- Silverio 2 (4).
HR- Russell (13). Delmonico (5).
RBI- Russell 2 (39), Silverio 2 (21),
Vetters (15), Gordon (15), Hatch (18), 
Delmonico (21). LOB- Great Lakes 6,
Peoria 6. DP- Russell and Gordon.

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Blevins	        5.1  9  7-6  1  4  6.00
Brannon	        2.2  1  0-0  0  2  2.81
Smit (1-2)	2.0  1  0-0  0  3  5.28
  HBP- Delmonico, Russell, Gordon.
T- 2:58. Att- 4,025.

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