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September 15, 2022 – Pacific Coast League (PCL)Albuquerque Isotopes News Release

Albuquerque, NM – The Dodgers plated two runs in three frames and held the Isotopes to just seven hits en route to a 6-2 win Thursday night at Isotopes Park.

In the box, Albuquerque tallied a double and one homer. Sam Hilliard smacked a solo homer while Wynton Bernard also drove in a run and tallied the only multi-hit effort for the Isotopes. Ezequiel Tovar, Carlos PΓ©rez, Jonathan Morales and Bret Boswell each had one hit.

The Dodgers scored the game’s first runs in the fourth inning on a James Outman two-run homer.

In the seventh frame, Oklahoma City added to its lead on a Jacob Amaya two-run double.

Albuquerque plated its first run of the game in the seventh inning on a Bernard RBI single. However, the Dodgers got that run and another right back in the eighth on a Ryan Noda homer and Tomas Telis RBI double.

Zach Neal was charged with the loss after tossing 6.0 innings and allowing four runs.

Topes Scope: – With the loss, the Isotopes three-game win streak came to an end. It was their first three-game win streak since winning seven-straight-their longest of the season-from June 12-19.

-Albuquerque now has 221 homers on the year-the most in all of MiLB and second-most in all of pro ball (New York Yankees, 224).

-The Isotopes walked just one batter on the night, the 13th time they’ve walked a single hitter and second in three games.

-Tovar made his Triple-A debut and went 1-for-4 with a single and three groundouts, including a 5-4-3 doubleplay.

-Neal tossed 6.0 innings for the fourth time this year but failed to complete a quality start for the first time after pitching 6.0 innings.

-Hilliard has 59 career homers with Albuquerque, seven away from tying franchise home run leader Jordan Patterson and one away from tying Jason Wood for second place. He also has six homers in his last 12 games and homered in back-to-back games three times during that span.

-Herron’s eight-game hitting streak was snapped after an 0-for-3 night with a walk. During the streak, he batted .423 (11×26) with three doubles, two homers and four RBI. It was tied with his longest hit streak of the year (June 5-16 with Double-A Hartford). He did extend his on-base streak to nine.

-Bernard tallied his team-leading 40th multi-hit effort of the season, second-straight and sixth since returning to the Isotopes lineup on August 31 (13 games). Since his return, he is hitting .408 (20×49) with five doubles, two…

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