Bastardo's Complete Game Boosts Lookouts

Albuquerque lost their third game at home since July 1, dropping a 6-2 decision to Portland. Alberto Bastardo won his fourth game as a Lookout, throwing a complete game three-hitter in a 7-2 win over West Tennessee. Rancho Cucamonga scored four in the first inning, then held Inland Empire's offense in check to win an 8-4 decision. Great Lakes were held to one hit in a 4-0 loss to Dayton.

Beavers Gnaw on 'Topes
Albuquerque (61-51) lost their third game at home since July 1, dropping a 6-2 decision to Portland in the first game of the series against the Beavers.

Starter Josh Geer, who pitched for San Diego the first four months of the season, held the 'Topes to just one hit over his first five innings and picked up the win.

A leadoff home run on Giancarlo Alvarado's second pitch of the game set the tone for he entire evening. Alvarado, looking for his sixth straight home win, fell to 9-9 after scattering seven hits, three of them solo home runs. Former 'Tope Valentino Pascucci, who played the first 60 games of the season with Albuquerque collected one of the round trippers.

Josh Lindblom worked two innings of scoreless relief, striking out four straight at one point. Three walks from Brent Leach in the ninth cost Albuquerque a pair of runs.

Albuquerque was held to six hits on the night and loaded the bases in the second inning without scoring.

The Isotopes scored their first run in the bottom of the sixth when Jamie Hoffmann collected Albuquerque's second hit of the night and scored via a fielder's choice. Jason Repko launched a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to close out the scoring.

Albuquerque sends lefty Eric Stults (4-2, 4.36), to the mound against the Beavers righty Josh Banks (6-3, 2.85) tonight.

  Score by Innings
Portland	100 112 102-6
Albuquerque	000 001 001-2

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 3b	4  0  1  0  .342
DeWitt 2b	3  0  0  0  .238
Hoffmann cf 	4  1  1  0  .289
Harper 1b	3  0  0  0  .290
 Lindblom p	0  0  0  0  .500
SGarcia ph	1  0  0  0  .227
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000
 HGarcia p	0  0  0  0  .000
Closser c	3  0  0  0  .309
Brown lf	4  0  1  0  .301
Repko rf	4  1  1  1  .248
Hu ss        	2  0  2  0  .279
Alvarado p	1  0  0  0  .080
 Luna 1b        2  0  0  0  .353
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  Totals	31  2  6  1
  Portland	41  6 11  5

  Errors- Lindblom (1), Brown (4).
2B- Brown (25). HR- Repko (12).
RBI- Repko (38). S- Alvarado.
LOB- Albuquerque 7, Portland 10.
SB- Abreu (3). DP- Hu and DeWitt.
 	  
 Albuquerque	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Alvarado (9-9)	6.0  7  3-3  2  5  3.53
Lindblom	2.0  3  1-1  0  4  2.91
Leach	        0.0  0  2-2  3  0  7.71
HGarcia	        1.0  1  0-0  1  1 10.80
  WP- Leach 2. HBP- by Lindblom. 
T- 3:04. Att- 7,647.
Bastardo Works Complete Game
Starting pitcher Alberto Bastardo won his fourth game as a Lookout, throwing a complete game three-hitter in a 7-2 win over West Tennessee. The win maintained a tie with Tennessee for first place in the Southern League's North Division.

Bastardo struck out eight and walked two while stranding four Jaxx on the bases.

Chattanooga scored single runs in the second and third innings and the added three in the sixth.

James Tomlin's RBI single knocked Andrew Lambo in the first and Gaby Martinez hit a solo home run over the right field wall in the second. Tennessee tagged Bastardo for a run in the fourth and it stayed 2-1 into the last of the sixth.

Eddy Perez walked before Andrew Lambo bounced a ground-rule double over the fence in right-center. Vinny Rottino's single score both Perez and Lambo. An error added a third run.

Four singles by Gutierrez, Adam Godwin, Tomlin, and Ramon Nivar in the eighth put the game out of reach.

Martinez led the Lookouts with three hits. Tomlin, Rottino and Gutierrez each had two.

  Score by Innings
West Tenn	000 100 001-2
Chattanooga	011 003 02x-7

  Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin cf	4  1  2  2  .312
Nivar ss	5  0  1  0  .346
GMartinez dh	5  1  3  1  .318
Perez 1b	3  1  1  0  .276
Mitchell 2b	4  0  0  0  .222
Lambo lf	4  2  1  0  .264
Rottino 3b	3  1  2  2  .257
Gutierrez c	4  1  2  0  .310
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  Totals	35  7 13  5
  West Ten	28  2  3  2

  Error- Rottino (1). 2B- Lambo (31).
HR- Martinez (8). RBI- Tomlin 2 (26),
GMartinez (39, Rottino 2 (51). 
LOB- Chattanooga 8, West Tenn 4.
PO- Rottino. DP- Mitchell and Perez;

  Chattanooga	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Bastardo (4-2)	9.0  3  2-2  3  8  4.63
  HBP- by Bastardo. T- 2:35. Att- 2,052.
Early Attack Hurts 66ers
Rancho Cucamonga scored four in the first inning and added a single run in the fourth, then held Inland Empire's offense in check to win an 8-4 decision.

Justin Miller (0-1, 11.25) made his California League debut and walked the first three batters, then allowed a three-run double. He settled in and left after four having allowed seven hits and five runs.

The Sixers (50-60) scored twice in the bottom of the first inning on Trayvon Robinson's two-run home run, his 13th of the season. Preston Mattingly led off the seventh with a double and later scored to make it a 5-3 game.

The Quake nailed Kenley Jansen for three runs in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach.

Robinson's leadoff triple and a Jaime Ortiz sac fly in the eighth ended the Inland Empire offense.

The 66ers bounced into inning-ending double plays in the third, fourth, and fifth innings

The 66ers close out the homestand tonight.

  Score by Innings
Rancho Cucamonga	401 000 030-8
Inland Empire	        200 000 110-4

  Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Herrera dh	2  1  2  1  .307
Becker 2b	5  0  1  0  .323
Robinson cf	5  2  2  2  .309
Van Slyke rf	3  0  0  0  .296
Ortiz 1b        3  0  1  1  .242
Mattingly lf	4  1  1  0  .246
Garabedian c	4  0  0  0  .237
JohGarcia 3b	3  0  0  0  .220
Fuller ss	4  0  3  0  .260
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  Totals	36  4 10  4
  Rancho	35  8 13  8

  Error- JohGarcia (3). 2B- Mattingly
(21). 3B- Robinson (13). HR- Robinson
(13). RBI- Robinson 2 (52), Herrera
(31), Ortiz (17). SF- Ortiz. LOB- Inland
Empire 8, Rancho 8. SB- Herrera 2 
(31), JohGarcia (5), DP- JohGarcia, Becker
and Ortiz; VAn Slyke, Fuller and Ortiz. 
Pickoffs- Sanfler. 

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Miller (0-1)	4.0  7  5-5  3  1 11.25
Sanfler	        3.0  0  0-0  2  1  4.97
Jansen	        0.1  3  3-3  1  1 22.50
Torres	        0.2  1  0-0  0  0  0.00
Pfeiffer	1.0  1  0-0  1  2  3.98
  WP- Jansen. Balk- Jansen. 
HBP- by Sanfler. PB- Garabedian (6). 
T- 3:20. Att- 3,463.
Loons Held to One-Hit, Lose 4-0
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Ezequiel Infante had made 63 relief appearances in the Reds' organization before making his first career start Wednesday night.  It's probably safe to assume he earned a second career start.  

The left-hander threw six hitless innings against the Loons before the Dragons finally broke a scoreless tie in the seventh for a 4-0 win.   

Infante and Loons starter Bobby Blevins battled in a sensational pitchers' duel.  Infante had a perfect game working through 4 2/3 innings and faced the minimum after six.   

Dee Gordon singled in the seventh for the only Great Lakes hit. Then Jaime Pedroza, Kyle Russell and Alfredo Silverio in succession to keep the game scoreless.   

Meanwhile, Blevins was hurling a gem of his own. Through six innings, he had allowed just two hits and no player had advanced beyond first base.  

He allowed a double to begin the seventh and with runners and first and third and no outs, a double play scored the game's first run.   

Then in the bottom of the eighth, Blevins (7-8) retired the first two he faced on ground outs. But a single, an RBI double and a two-run home run put the Loons in a 4-0 hole.   

Blevins pitched a complete game but was charged with the loss.   

With South Bend's 3-0 loss to West Michigan, the Silver Hawks and Dragons are now tied for the second playoff spot, just 1.5 games behind the Loons, who still lead all non-first half qualifying teams in the Eastern Division.    

The Loons conclude their series in Dayton tonight and features a pitching matchup of right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (2-4, 3.30 ERA) for the Loons against right-hander Oscar Castro (2-3, 6.86). 

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 000-0
Dayton	        000 000 13x-4

  Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  0  1  0  .310
Pedroza 2b	4  0  0  0  .258
Russell rf	3  0  0  0  .267
Silverio dh	3  0  0  0  .271
Songco lf	2  0  0  0  .143
Dalton 3b	3  0  0  0  .198
Wallach c	3  0  0  0  .246
Calfee 1b	2  0  0  0  .154
 Hatch ph	0  0  0  0  .270
Buss cf        	3  0  0  0  .249	
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  Totals	27  0  1  0
  Dayton	29  4  7  3

  LOB- Inland Empire 2. Dayton 2.
SB- Gordon 2 (21). CS- Dalton (1).
DP- Gordon and Calfee.

  Inland Empire	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Blevins(7-8)	8.0  47  4-4  0  2  3.93
  HBP- by Blevins T- 2:09. Att- 8,040.

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