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Chihuahuas capture series from Isotopes

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The Albuquerque Isotopes' season-long 12-game road trip has not gotten off to the best of starts. The El Paso Chihuahuas won 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon to take three of four games in their series.

Prospect Zach Lee (3-4) had another rough outing for Albuquerque (18-21). The right-hander gave up five runs on eight hits and two walks in four innings of work.

The Isotopes led 1-0 after Clint Robinson's two-out, RBI double in the first inning. The wheels then came off for Lee in the second.

With the bases loaded but two outs, opposing pitcher Billy Buckner (3-1) singled through the left side to tie the game. Jace Peterson then followed with a two-run single to center that put the Chihuahuas (18-21) ahead for good.

Former Isotope Alex Castellanos would add a two-run double in the third inning to make it 5-1. Adam Moore's solo homer in the fifth accounted for all of El Paso's scoring.

Albuquerque loaded the bases with one out in the ninth. Tim Federowicz scored on a wild pitch and Trayvon Robinson scored on a groundout, but Mike Baxter grounded out to shortstop Tyler Greene to end the game.

Federowicz went 3-for-4 to lead the Isotopes offensively. Veteran Jeff Francouer also went 3-for-4 for the Chihuahuas.

Albuquerque gets an off-day Wednesday before heading for heading for Fresno on Thursday. The Isotopes will send Henry Sosa (1-2, 3.72 ERA) to the mound against the Grizzlies' Mike Kickham (1-3, 3.16).