Josh Bell Drive in Five in Chattanooga Rout

The Isotopes' 10-game home winning streak came to a sudden stop at the hands of Iowa; Chattanooga battered Mobile, Inland Empire had little luck with Visalia and Great Lakes lost in 11.

Albuquerque Streak Ends
The Isotopes' (53-47) 10-game home winning streak came to a decisive halt as Iowa rolled to an 11-2 win.

Albuquerque collected 10 hits, one of which was for extra bases, but they resulted in only two runs.

The Isotopes opened with singles by Tony Abreu, Brett Harper and Mitch Jones to get on the board after the Cubs had nailed starter J.D. Durbin for four runs in the top of the inning.

The game then settled into a pitchers' duel with Albuquerque adding a second run in the seventh on singles by Jamie Hoffman, Jason Repko and Chin-Lung Hu to cut the lead to 4-2 but disaster was just around the corner.

Durbin (0-2) retired seven straight after the unsteady first inning had held the Cubs to one hit and no runs before leaving after six. From that ont on, Henry Bonilla and Francisco Felix coughed up seven runs on seven hits in the eighth to put the game out of reach. The Cubs sent 11 to the plate in the inning.

Albuquerque will attempt to start a new home winning streak tonight with right-hander Giancarlo Alvarado (7-8, 3.49) taking the hill for the 'Topes against Iowa righty Esmailin Caridad (5-9, 4.22).

  Score by Innings
Iowa	        400 000 070-11
Albuquerque	100 000 100- 2

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi ave
Abreu 3b-2b	4  1  1  0  .324
Maza 2b	        3  0  0  0  .287
 Bonilla p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Brown lf	1  0  0  0  .309
Harper 1b	1  0  2  0  .286
Jones lf-rf	4  0  2  1  .290
Hoffmann rf-cf	4  1  1  0  .287
Repko cf	3  0  1  0  .253
 Felix p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Rosario ph	0  0  1  0  .272
Hu ss	        4  0  1  0  .270
Ellis c	        4  0  1  0  .294
Durbin p	2  0  0  0  .000
 SGarcia 3b	2  0  0  0  .213 
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  Totals  	32  2 10  1
  Iowa	        44 11 11 11

  Errors- Harper (4), Hoffmann (3).
2B- Jones (15). RBI- Jones (64).
LOB- Albuquerque 7, Iowa 9. DP- SGarcia,
Abreu and Harper.

  Albuquerque   in  h r-er bb so  era
Durbin (0-2)	7.0  7  2-2  0  1  3.93
Bonilla	        1.2  4  6-6  2  0  5.19
Felix	        1.1  3  1-1  1  1  6.75
  T- 3:-1. Att- 9,150.
Lookouts Batter BayBears
Chattanooga collected 18 hits, including six doubles and two homers, on the way to a 12-3 win over the Mobile BayBears. Josh Bell singled twice and homered, driving in five runs.

The Lookouts jumped onto the scoreboard in the second inning with five runs. Gaby Martinez led off with a ground-rule double and advanced to third on a Russ Mitchell single. Gaby Gutierrez followed with a double to score both runners. A subsequent Justin Sellers RBI single scored Gutierrez. Adam Godwin and James Tomlin lined RBI doubles to give Chattanooga a 5-0 lead.

Mobile countered with two runs in the fourth and a solo home pulled the Bears closer at 7-3.

The red-hot Bell rang again in the sixth with a three-run homer over the right field wall and pinch-hitter Tommy Giles added a solo shot of his own. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, Adam Godwin grounded out, which accounted for the Lookouts' final run.

Alberto Bastardo moved to 3-2 by allowing nine hits and three runs in six innings. He struck out three. Zach Schreiber, Victor Garate and Tom Corcoran allowed only a single over the final three innings.

Chattanooga will hit the road Monday to play a five-game series against the Carolina Mudcats. The Lookouts will be back in town on August 1st to play two consecutive five-game series against the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx and Jacksonville Suns.,

  Score by Innings
Mobile	        000 210 000- 3
Chattanooga	050 203 11x-12

  Chattanooga 	ab r  h  bi ave
Godwin rf	6  1  1  2  .256
Tomlin cf	5  2  4  1  .314
Lambo lf	4  2  2  0  .268
Bell 3b	        4  1  2  5  .297
martinez 1b	4  1  1  0  .291
Mitchell 2b	5  2  3  0  .224
Gutierrez c	4  1  2  2  .304
Sellers ss	4  1  2  1  .298
Bastardo p	3  0  0  0  .097
 Scheriber p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Giles ph	1  1  1  1  .281
 Garate p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Perez ph	1  0  0  0  .275
 Corcoran p	0  0  0  0  .222
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  Totals	41 12 18 12
  Mobile	35  3 10  2

  Error- Godwin (3). 2B- Martinez (10), 
Gutierrez (7), Godwin (10), Tomlin (14),
Bell (28), Sellers (24). HR- Bell (11),
Giles (8). RBI- Gutierrez 2 (7), Sellers
(20). Tomlin (23), Bell 5 (52), Giles
(20). LOB- chattanooga 12, Mobile 8.
DP- Bell, Mitchell and Martinez.

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (3-2)	6.0  9  3-3  2  3  4.65
Schreiber	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  0.00
Garate	        1.0  1  0-0  0  2  1.86
Corcoran	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.63
  HBP- by Garate. T-3:08. Att- 5,747.
Sixers Stopped by Visalia 4-2
Things just didn't go well for Inland Empire. Two baserunners were thrown out at the plate in the third and the 66ers managed only two runs to the Visalia Rawhide, 4-2.

The Rawhide scored their first run off starter Chris Withrow. Withrow went three innings and allowed the single run on three hits while striking out a pair before being removed for precautionary reasons.

The third inning was a nightmare for the 66ers. With Alex Garabedian and Johan Garcia in scoring position, Garett Green hit a nubber in front of the plate that pitcher Tom Layne picked up and tagged Garabedian trying to score from third.

Then Elian Herrera singled to left and with Garcia stopping at third, Green made it halfway to third then stopped and got into a wild rundown. The play ended up going 7-5-4-2-5-4-3 with Garcia ultimately tagged out at the plate. This is the second consecutive night that two Inland Empire base runners have been thrown out at the plate in the same inning.

The 66ers finally tied the score in the fifth as Garabedian reached on a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and was singled home by Green.

However, the Rawhide scored on a homer by on the first pitch offered by Blake Brannon. Later, a run-scoring single gave them a 3-1 lead.

Garcia added a second run for the Sixers in the seventh, scoring from second on a wild pitch and a throwing error.

Brannon (0-2, 5.12) gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning for the loss.

The 66ers continue their three-game set with the Visalia tonight as RHP Mario Alvarez (2-3, 5.63) faces RHP Bryan Shaw (3-7, 4.48).

Score by Innings
Visalia	        010 002 010-4
Inland Empire	000 010 100-2

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera cf	5  0  2  0  .314
Lara ss	        4  0  1  0  .271
Robinson dh	3  0  0  0  .305
Van Slyke rf	2  0  1  0  .304
Caseres 1b	4  0  0  0  .291
Mattingly lf	4  0  0  0  .251
Garabedian c	3  1  1  0  .253
JohGacia 3b	4  1  2  0  .267
Green 2b	4  0  1  0  .223
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  Totals	31  2  8  1
  Visalia	34  4  9  4

  Error- JohGarcia (1). RBI- Green (21).
LOB- Inland Empire 8, Visalia 5.
SB- Robinson (32). DO- Green, Lara and
Caseres; Green Lara and Green.

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Withrow	        3.0  3  1-1  0  2  4.75
Torres 	        2.0  1  0-0  1  3  0.00
Brannon (0-2)	0.2  3  2-2  1  0  5.12
Pfeiffer	2.1  2  1-1  0  2  4.33
Prado	        1.0  0  0-0  0  1  4.28
  T- 2:41. Att- 2,408.
Bandits Steal Win From Loons
Brad Golden
Great Lakes Loons

?The Quad Cities River Bandits defeated the Great Lakes Loons, 5-4, in 11 innings in the opener of a three-game series.

A sacrifice fly to deep right field drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning off Loons reliever Luis Garcia.?

?The Loons were one strike away from winning the game in regulation, but a series of miscues in the ninth inning and big hit pushed across the tying run for Quad Cities.

The first Bandit reached base on an error by Dee Gordon with one out, and after a pop out for the second out, a stolen second base and a wild pitch put a runner on third. A two-strike pitch was lined up the middle for a base hit to extend the ballgame.?

? Another error in the 11th inning set up the River Bandits winning rally. After a single and a walk put runners on first and second with no outs, a bunt was popped up to Anthony Hatch for the first out of the inning, but Hatch threw wildly to first trying for a double play and the runners scooted to second and third.

After an intentional walk loaded the bases, a sac fly won the game. Both the tying and winning runs for Quad Cities were unearned runs because of the Loons' two costly errors.?

?Great Lakes twice held one-run leads after falling behind early. A two-run homer off Loons starter Bobby Blevins in the second inning gave Quad Cities a 2-0 edge through two innings.?

?The Loons managed a single run in the fourth with a two-out rally started by Matt Wallach. Wallach singled to right field, moved to third on a double by Alfredo Silverio, and scored on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 2-1.?

?Kyle Russell gave the Loons the lead for the first time with a two-out, two-run home run to left centerfield in the bottom of the fifth inning off Rondon. His Midwest League-leading 23rd long ball of the year was his second in as many nights after going 10 games without a dinger prior to last night.?

?The lead evaporated immediately in the bottom of on a leadoff homer that tied the game at 3-3.?

?Dee Gordon gave the Loons the lead for the second time in the top of the seventh inning. He lined a one-out triple down the right field line, then sped home on a groundout to first off the bat of Jaime Pedroza. the River Bandits' first baseman bobbled the ball just briefly, but it was enough to allow Gordon to scamper to the plate with the go-ahead run.?

?Neither starter factored into the decision. Blevins worked seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and six strikeouts, his team-leading ninth quality start of the year. Rondon pitched five innings and gave up three runs on eight hits.?

?Garcia (5-2) was the hard-luck loser for Great Lakes despite not allowing an earned run in his 2.2 innings of work. Jordan Pratt pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the Loons.?

?The Loons and River Bandits continue their series with a rare Sunday night game. Righty Justin Miller (5-6, 4.53) starts for Great Lakes against Quad Cities' right-hander Arquimedes Nieto (1-9, 4.50).

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 120 100 00-4
Quad Cities	020 010 001 01-5

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	5  1  1  0  .297
Pedroza 2b	5  0  2  1  .260
Hatch 3b	5  1  1  0  .279
Russell rf-cf	5  1  1  2  .272
Songco dh	5  0  0  0  .143
Wallach 1b	4  1  2  0  .244
Silverio lf	5  0  1  0  .277
Lopez c	        3  0  0  0  .130
Buss cf	        4  0  1  0  .266
Vetters rf	1  0  0  0  .229	
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  Totals	42  4 10  3
  Quad Cities	41  5  9  5

  Errors- Gordon (29), Hatch (8).
2B- Pedroza (25), Silverio (22).
3B- Gordon (10). HR- Russell (23).
RBI- Russell 2 (74), Pedroza (57).
LOB- Great Lakes 8, Quad Cities 8. 

  Great Lakes	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Blevins	        7.0  5  3-3  1  6  3.94
Pratt        	1.0  2  0-0  0  1  5.54
LuGarcia (5-2)	2.2  2  2-1  2  0  2.56
  WP- LuGarcia. T- 3:04. Att- 4,046.

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