McDonald Injured While Winning His Fourth

James McDonald stopped Reno on two hits over five innings but left the game with a hamstring strain as the 'Topes won 2-0. Jacksonville topped Jesus Castillo and Chattanooga 3-1. Inland Empire lost a 2-1 lead when Bakersfield scored three in the ninth to win 4-2. Great Lakes lost a doubleheader to Fort Wayne, 9-5 and 6-0.

McDonald Injured in 2-0 Win

James McDonald (4-1), who had allowed 16 runs in his most recent 18.2 innings, stopped Reno on two hits while striking out six and not allowing a walk. He left the game with a hamstring strain after five innings but was credited with the 2-0 win.

The injury came when McDonald walked in the fifth and was forced at second on a ground ball by Jamie Hoffman.

Travis Schlichting worked two scoreless innings and Brent Leach and Scott Dohmann allowed two hits but no runs in the ninth to record his second save of the season.

With the win, the Isotopes moved to within a single game of division-leading Oklahoma City.

The 'Topes wracked up all their runs in the first inning when Prentice Redman singled and John Lindsey launched his seventh home run with two out. Albuquerque would pick up only three more hits over the final eight innings, none of which came off the bat of Jamie Hoffman, whose record-tying 19-game hitting streak came to an end.

Former Dodger Pedro Guerrero has the longest streak in Albuquerque professional baseball history, hitting in 31 straight games for the Dukes in 1979.

Justin Sellers singled in the second, Redman collected his second hit in the third and Ivan De Jesus picked up the fifth, and final, Albuquerque hit, a single, in the eighth.

Lab Notes -- McDonald has won each of his last four starts at home, going 4-0 with a 4.40 ERA in five starts at The Lab. The right-hander came into the game having allowed the opposition a .270 batting average at Isotopes Park, the second lowest mark of any Isotopes pitcher at home behind reliever Justin Miller. ...Lindsey leads the team with 19 multi-hit games, including multiple hits in five of his last six contests, a stretch in which he's collected an incredible 14 hits in 27 at-bats (.519 average). He also has hit a season-high 16-game straight games.
 
 Score by Innings
Reno        	000 000 000-0
Albuquerque	200 000 00x-2

 Albuquerque	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hoffmann cf	4  0  0  0  .324
De Jesus 2b	4  0  1  0  .234
Redman rf	3  1  2  0  .326
Lindsey 1b	3  1  1  2  .436  
May c        	2  0  0  0  .304
Restovich lf	3  0  0  0  .269
Nivar 3b	3  0  0  0  .283	
Sellers ss	3  0  1  0  .333
McDonald p	1  0  0  0  .000
 Schlichting p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000 
 Perez ph	1  0  0  0  .308
 Dohmann p	0  0  0  0  .000
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 Total	        27  2  5  2 
 Reno	        29  2  5  0

 HR- Lindsey (7), RBI- Lindsey 2 (32).
LOB- Albuquerque 5, Reno 6. DP- Nivar,
De Jesus and Lindsey.

 Albuquerque	in  h  r-er bb so  era
McDonald (4-1)	7.0  4  2-2  3  5  1.93
Schlichting	2.0  1  0-0  0  1  4.45
Leach        	1.0  0  0-0  0  1  5.20
Dohmann (sv 2)	1.0  2  0-0  0  2  4.86
 HBP- McDonald. T- 2:18. Att- 4,824.

Lookouts Stopped by Suns

A two-run second inning was all that Jacksonville needed to top Chattanooga 3-1 in the opening game of the series. Jesus Castillo (2-5)allowed a double and a home run in the inning and took the loss. He allowed a third run in the fourth inning.

He finished his seven inning start having allowed seven hits, three runs and five strikeouts. James Adkins pitched a scoreless eighth.

The Lookouts had scored in the first inning when Dee Gordon beat out a bunt and moved to second on a throwing error. Trayvon Robinson sacrificed him to third and he and scored on Corey Smith's sacrifice fly.

The Lookouts were held to five hits, two by Gordon and single hits by Smith, Scott Van Slyke and Jaime Pedroza.

Chattanooga (19-27) will send John Koronka (0-3, 5.17) to the mound tonight to face Tom Koehler (5-0, 3.44) for the Suns.
 
 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	100 000 000-1
Jacksonville	020 100 00x-3

 Chattanooga	ab r  h  bi  ave
Gordon ss	4  1  2  0  .295
Robinson cf	2  0  0  0  .237
Smith 3b	3  0  1  1  .304
Perez 1b	4  0  0  0  .286
Rivera c	3  0  0  0  .284
Van Slyke rf	3  0  1  0  .259
Pedroza 2b	3  0  1  0  .252
Herrera lf	3  0  0  0  .230
Castillo p	2  0  0  0  .000
 Giles ph	1  0  0  0  .257
 Adkins p	0  0  0  0  .000
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 Totals        	28  1  5  1
 Jacksonville	24  3  7  3

 Error- Pedroza (8). RBI- Smith (28).
S- Robinson. SF- Smith. LOB- Chattanooga
3, Jacksonville 2. SB- Gordon (28), Van
Slyke (4). CS- Robinson (5). DP- Robinson,
Rivera and Smith. Pickoff- Castillo.

 Chattanooga	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Castillo (2-5)	7.0  7  3-3  1  5  2.44
Adkins        	1.0  1  0-0  0  0  1.29
 WP- Castillo. T- 2:18. Att- 2,492.

Bakersfield Ambushes 66ers

Inland Empire pushed two runs across in the last of the eighth inning to take a 2-1 lead but Bakersfield banged out three hits, including a home run, in the ninth inning to steal away with a 4-2 win.

Starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed a single run in the fifth inning before leaving after six innings, having allowed six hits. Eovaldi struck out the 100th batter of his career during the game. Josh Walter added two perfect innings.

Trailing by a run in the eighth, Tony Delmonico singled and was bunted to second. With two out, Chris Gutierrez walked and Kyle Russell singled to tie the score. Anthony Hatch's double gave the 66ers their first lead of he game.

Kyle Smit was called upon to close out the win but he quickly served up a single and a home run to give Bakersfield a 3-2 lead and then he was tagged with a single and bounced a wild pitch. He settled down to retire the next two batters and Brandon Mann relieved and gave up an RBI single for the final run.

The loss now drops the 66ers home record to 4-18.

. The 66ers will play game two of their four game series against Bakersfield tonight
 
 Score by Innings
Bakersfield	000 010 003-4
Inland Empire	000 000 020-2

 Inland Empire	ab r  h  bi  ave
Buss cf        	4  0  0  0  .241
Gutierrez ss	3  1  1  0  .282
Russell rf	4  0  2  1  .345
Hatch 3b	4  0  1  1  .289
Denker 2b	3  0  1  0  .397
Gallagher 1b	4  0  1  0  .259
Wallach c	4  0  0  0  .264
Calfee lf	2  0  0  0  .250
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 Total        	31  2  7  2
 Bakersfield	36  4 10  4

 2B- Hatch (2). RBI- Russell (42), Hatch
(4). S- Calfee. LOB- Inland Empire 6,
Bakersfield 9. CS- Delmonico (1). 

 Inland Empire	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Eovaldi	        6.0  6  1-1  2  3  3.62
Walter	        2.0  0  0-0  1  1  4.63
Smit (3-3)      0.2  3  3-3  0  1  3.77
Mann        	0.1  1  0-0  0  0  2.01
 WP- Smit. HBP- Delmonico, by Walter. 
T- 2:38. Att- 1,330.

Loons Drop Twin-Bill to Tincaps

Great Lakes lost a doubleheader to Fort Wayne, 9-5 and 6-0. The Loons could manage only 11 hits over the two games. It was their first shutout of the season and their losing streak has reached three.

Great Lakes scored four times in the first inning on Angelo Songco's grand slam home run, then scored only one more run over the two games.

Matt Magill, making his sixth start of the season, gave up four hits and four runs in his three innings of work. He had allowed only four runs over his first five starts.

Jordan Roberts (2-3) took over in the fourth and was also treated roughly, giving up five runs in his three innings and was tagged with the loss.

Songco's fifth home run of the season came after Brian Ruggiano singled and Brian cavazos-Galvez and Jerry Sands were hit by pitches.

Fort Wayne tied the game off Magill in the third before the Loons took their final lead of the evening on Jaime Ortiz's double and a perfect sacrifice bunt by Rafael Ynoa.

The Tincaps quickly overcame that on a grand slam home run off Roberts in the bottom of the inning and then held on for the win.
 
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	400 100 0-5
Fort Wayne	112 401 x-9

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Lara ss        	3  0  0  0  .310
Ruggiano 3b	4  1  1  0  .248
Galvez cf	2  1  0  0  .254
Sands rf	2  1  0  0  .375
Songco lf	3  1  2  4  .282
Wise c        	3  0  0  0  .230
Ortiz 1b	3  1  2  0  .214
Hernandez dh	2  0  0  1  .298
Ynoa 2b        	2  0  0  0  .077
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 Total        	24  5  5  5 
 Fort Wayne	25  9  8  9

 Error- Lara (11). 2B- Ortiz (2).
HR- Songco (5). RBI- Wayne 5. PB- Wise
(3). DP- Ortiz, Lara and Magill.
Pickoff- Roberts. 

 Great Lakes	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Magill        	3.0  4  4-4  4  2  3.08
Roberts (2-3)	3.0  4  5-5  3  3  5.64
 WP- Magill. HBP- Galvez, Sands. 
T- 2:02. Att- 6,692.
Second Game
In the nightcap, the Loons were held to four singles plus doubles by Galvez and Briant Hernandez. The did have their chances, stranding six and going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Rubby de la Rosa (1-1), making his first start, allowed seven hits and four runs. He walked four and struck our three. Steve Smith surrendered two runs in his two innings.

Hernandez was the only Loon with multiple hits.

The Loons and Tincaps wrap up their four game series tonight. Right-hander Will Savage (3-1, 2.17 ERA), the reigning Midwest League Pitcher of the Week, will face left-hander Nick Greenwood (2-2, 4.53).
 
 Score by Innings
Great Lakes	000 000 0-0
Fort Wayne	030 120 x-3

 Great Lakes	ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruggiano 3b	3  0  0  0  .241
Galvez dh	3  0  1  0  .255
Sands rf	3  0  0  0  .268
Songco lf	3  0  1  0  .283
McGee cf	3  0  0  0  .230
Ortiz 1b	3  0  1  0  .222
Erickson c	3  0  0  0  .244
Hernandez ss	3  0  2  0  .188
Ynoa 2b        	3  0  1  0  .299
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 Total        	27  0  6  0
 Fort Wayne	27  6  9  6

 2B- Galvez (11), Hernandez (2).
LOB- Great Lakes 6, Fort Wayne 8.  

 Great Lakes	        in  h  r-er bb so  era
De La Rosa (1-1)	4.0  7  4-4  4  3  4.19
Smith        	        2.0  2  2-2  1  3  1.85
 T- 1:50.