Repko Keys Albuquerque Win

Jason Repko banged a single, double and a homer as Albuquerque took a 4-2 win over Las Vegas. Chattanooga fell out of first place with a thump, losing a doubleheader 2-0 and 5-2 to West Tenn. Inland Empire used three home runs and a strong start by Tim Sexton to overcome the Mavericks 8-1. Great Lakes scored in the four fourth to top Lansing 7-5.

Repko Keys 'Topes Win
Jason Repko banged three hits, falling only a triple short for a cycle, to lead Albuquerque (67-54) to a 4-2 win over Las Vegas 51s. The veteran scored three runs and knocked in another.

The Isotopes also profited from solid pitching by Josh Lindblom, Carlos Alvarado (11-9), Travis Leach and Scott Strickland (save 16), who held the 61s to seven hits and a pair of solo home runs to keep Albuquerque's five-game division intact.

Lindblom started and worked only two innings, allowing a single hit. Alvarado, the jack-of-all-trades on the 'Topes staff, earned the win in relief by working five into the seventh and striking out seven to increase his PCL-leading strikeout total to 126 before letting Leach and Strickland finish out the win. Alvarado also moved into a tie with Charlie Haeger for the most wins in the Pacific Coast League this season.

Albuquerque scored in the first after Repko double to left and scored on a single by Chin-Lung Hu. Repko's solo home run in the fourth made it 2-0. After Luis Maza walked to lead off the sixth, Repko singled to right. He broke for second on the first pitch and caused a wild pitch, allowing Maza to score.

Repko added a second stolen base of the inning allowed him to score when Hu lifted a sacrifice fly to center.

Left-hander Scott Elbert (1-1, 5.16) will attempt to boost the Isotopes to a fourth straight win tonight against Vegas righty Marty McLeary (1-1, 5.56)

After two more days in Vegas and four more in Reno, the 'Topes are back on Saturday, August 22 for a 13-game homestand, the longest in team history.

  Score by Innings
Albuquerque	010 103 000-4
Las Vegas	000 000 020-2

  Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b	3  0  1  0  .347
Mientkiewicz dh	5  0  1  0  .341
DeWitt 3b	5  0  1  0  .254
Jones rf-lf	5  0  1  0  .292
Luna 1b        	3  0  0  0  .345
Maza lf	        3  1  1  0  .289
 Hoffmann pr-rf	0  0  0  0  .296
Repko cf	5  3  3  1  .269
Hu ss        	3  0  1  2  .283
Ellis c	        3  0  1  0  .313
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  Totals	35  4 10  3
  Las Vegas	34  2  7  2

  Error- Hu (10). 2B- Repko (16), Jones
(20), Maza (18). HR- Repko (14).
RBI- Hu 2 (48), Repko (42). SF- Hu.
LOB- Albuquerque 12, Las Vegas 9.
SB- Ellis (2), Repko 2 (22). CS- Hu
(5). DP- Hu, Abreu and Luna.
 	 
  Albuquerque	    in  h r-er bb so  era
Lindblom	   2.0  1  0-0  1  1  2.89
Alvarado (11-9)	   5.2  5  2-2  3  7  3.56
Leach	           0.1  0  0-0  0  0 11.37
Strickland (sv 26) 1.0  1  0-0  0  0  3.29
  HBP- Maza. T- 3:01. Att- 6,861.
Lose Two, Drop Out of League-Lead
The thump you heard was Chattanooga falling out of first place after losing a doubleheader 2-0 and 5-2 to West Tenn and lost four in the five-game series. The Jaxx lead the division by a game with 20 games left in the season.

Game One
The Lookouts were held to six his and lost the opener 2-0 when starter Chris Withrow (1-2) allowed a run in the first inning and Schreiber gave up one in the sixth. After Withrow was banged around in his first AA start, the 20-year-old has worked 10 innings over two starts and has allowed nine hits, one run and struck out nine.

The Lookouts couldn't put two hits together until the seventh, and final, inning when Eduardo Perez doubled and Gaby Martinez singled with one out. Lucas May popped out and Andrew Lined to right to end the game.

Martinez doubled and singled to lead Chattanooga.

  Score by Innings Game 1
Chattanooga	000 000 0-0
West Tenn	100 001 x-2

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin cf	3  0  1  0  .317
Sellers ss	3  0  0  0  .300
Perez dh	3  0  1  0  .276
Martinez 1b	3  0  2  0  .312
 Godwin pr	0  0  0  0  .254
May c        	3  0  1  0  .293
Lambo lf	3  0  0  0  .259
Rottino 3b	2  0  0  0  .258
Mitchell 2b	2  0  1  0  .229
Giles        	2  0  0  0  .261
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  Totals	24  0  6  0
  West Tenn	24  2  8  2

  Error- May (6). 2B- Tomlin (21), Perez
(18). LOB- chattanooga 3, West Tenn 6.
CS- May (1). PO- Tomlin. 

  Chattanooga  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Withrow (1-2)	5.0  6  1-1  0  4  4.72
Schreiber	1.0  2  1-1  1  1  2.57
  Balk- Withrow. T- 2:00.
Game Two
Starter Travis Chick (6-6) was tagged for four runs, three earned, before leaving the game in the fourth inning trailing 4-2. Luis Garcia and Matt Sartor held the line at that point but the Lookout offense, who went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position, was unable to score again.

Chick allowed a first inning home run, then a pair of runs in the third.

After being shutout through the first 10 innings of the double-header, Chattanooga scored two in the fourth when Perez walked and Vinny Rottino singled with one out. Russ Mitchell's two-out single drove in the first run and Gaby Gutierrez singled in the second, and final, run of the day.

Chattanooga has an off-day today and will regroup and open a five game series against Tennessee.

  Score by Innings Game 2
Chattanooga	000 200 0-2
West Tenn	102 101 x-5

  Chattanooga 	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin cf	4  0  1  0  .316
Nivar 2b	2  0  0  0  .306
Perez 1b	2  1  1  0  .278
Martinez dh	3  0  0  0  .307
Rottino rf	3  1  1  0  .259
Lambo lf	3  0  1  0  .260
Mitchell 3b	2  0  1  1  .230
Gutierrez c	3  0  1  1  .284
Sellers ss	3  0  0  0  .297
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  Totals	31  2  6  2
  West Tenn	24  5  7  4

  Error- Nivar (9). RBI- Mitchell (48), 
Gutierrez (10).  S- Nivar.
LOB- Chattanooga 5, West Tenn 5.
DP- Sellers, Nivar and Perez.

  Chattanooga  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Chick (6-6)	3.1  5  4-3  1  3  4.17
HGarcia	       1.2  0  0-0  1  1  0.00
Sartor	       1.0  2  1-1  0  0  3.48
  HBP- by Chick. T- 1:57. Att- 3,142.
66ers Go Deep to Stop High Desert
Inland Empire used home runs by Scott Van Slyke (#21), Steven Caseres (#12) and Justin Fuller (#4) and a strong, seven inning start by Tim Sexton to overcome the Mavericks 8-1.

Sexton (8-11), who is pitching much better than his record indicates, earned the win by allowing only seven hits and a single run over his seven innings. Miguel Sanfler worked a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen, the converted catcher, closed the game out with a shutout ninth inning.

Inland Empire loaded the bases but managed only a single run in the fourth inning but took a 1-0 lead on Johan Garcia's RBI single.

Van Slyke slammed a towering home run to left in the fifth inning and after the Mavericks scored with the help of a passed ball in the seventh, the 66ers put the game away.

Elian Herrera beat out a bunt and Fuller slammed a shot over the right field fence. Van Slyke beat out an infield single before Caseres drove a shot out of the park in the same spot as Fuller used, bringing the score to 7-1. The homer by Caseres was his first in 37 games.

Inland Empire (53-66) added two more insurance runs in the eighth on Alex Garabedian's double and a bases loaded walk.

The Mavs (68-51) had five base runners thrown out on the bases. Garabedian nailed two attempting to steal and picked another off second base. Two thrown out trying to advance, with Van Slyke nailing a runner at third base.

The 66ers close out the three-game series against High Desert tonight. RHP Justin Miller (0-2, 6.00) takes the mound against the Mavericks' LHP Mauricio Robles (0-1, 8.53).

  Score by Innings
High Desert	000 000 100-1
Inland Empire	000 110 42x-8

  Inland Empire ab r  h  bi ave
Herrera cf	4  2  2  1  .304
Fuller 2b	4  1  2  2  .257
Perez dh	4  0  2  0  .474
Van Slyke rf	3  2  2  2  .293
Caseres 1b	4  2  1  2  .265
Mattingly lf	4  0  1  0  .235
Lara ss        	3  0  0  0  .261
Garabedian c	4  1  1  0  .227
JohGarcia 3b	4  0  0  1  .178
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  Totals	34  8 11  8
  High Desert	28  1  7  1

   Error- Van Slyke (7). 2B- Perez (2),
Herrera (15), HR- Van Slyke (21), Fuller (4),
Caseres (12). RBI- JohGarcia (3),
Van Slyke 2 (90), Fuller 2 (15), Caseres
2 (43), Herrera (32). S- Lara.
LOB- Inland Empire 9, High Desert 7.
DP- JohGarcia, Fuller and Caseres.
Pickoffs- Garabedian.  	 

   Inland Empire  in  h r-er bb so  era  
Sexton (8-11)	7.0  6  1-0  2  3  3.17
Sanfler	        1.0  1  0-0  2  0  4.72
Jansen	        1.0  0  0-0  2  1  9.00
  HBP- by Sexton. PB- Garabedian (9).
T- 2:58. Att- 2,523.
Four Run Fourth Keys Loons Win
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

Great Lakes struck for four fourth inning runs to take their first lead in the game and never relinquished it, defeating the Lansing Lugnuts 7-5.  

Bobby Blevins (9-8) started and picked up the win. He has worked at least five innings in each of his last 16 starts. He was charged with five earned runs on 12 hits in 6.2 innings for a rare non-quality start. Luis Garcia worked the final 2.1 frames without allowing a run for his fifth save of the year  

Jerry Sands knocked in a run in the second inning to put the Loons on the scoreboard. With the Lugnuts ahead 3-1 in the fourth, Esteban Lopez singled home Sands, who reached on a walk. Dee Gordon followed with an RBI double to tie the game at 3-all. Then Jaime Pedroza singled bringing home two to give the Loons a 5-3 lead.  Five straight Loons reached in the inning on four straight hits.  

The Loons extended their lead with two runs in the seventh on a wild pitch and Kyle Russell's sac fly that scored Anthony Hatch.

The Loons have now won three straight, eight of their last 10 and 14 of their last 19.  The Lugnuts have lost nine of their last 11.  

Lansing out-hit Great Lakes 14-10. Lopez, Gordon and Pedroza recorded two hits each for the Loons.

  The Loons continue their eight-game roadtrip today against the Lugnuts in the second game of a four-game series. Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (2-5, 3.63 ERA) will start for the Loons against Lansing righty Ryan Shopshire, a 2009 draft pick of the Blue Jays making his Midwest League debut.  Righty Ethan Martin (5-6, 4.19) is scheduled to pitch in relief for the Loons.

  Score by Innings
Great Lakes	010 400 200-7
Lansing	        012 000 200-5

  Great Lakes 	ab r  h  bi ave
Gordon ss	5  1  2  1  .303
Pedroza 2b	5  1  2  2  .256
Hatch 3b	5  1  1  0  .278
Russell rf	3  0  0  1  .269
Buss cf        	3  0  0  0  .251
Silverio dh	4  1  1  0  .284
Sands 1b	3  1  1  1  .237
Songco lf	4  1  1  0  .154
Lopez c	        3  1  2  1  .178
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  Totals	35  7 10  6
  Lansing	39  5 14  5

  2b- Songco (5), Gordon (15). RBI- Sands
(6), Lopez (17), Gordon (30), Pedroza 2
(68), Russell (82), SF- Russell.
LOB- Great Lakes 6, Lansing 9.
DP- Blevins, Gordon and Sands.

 Great Lakes  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Belvins (9-8)	6.2 12  5-5  1  4  4.03
LuGarcia (sv 5)	2.1  2  0-0  0  2  2.54
  WP- Blevins. PB- Lopez (4).
T- 2:43. Att- 8,514.