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Chihuahuas capture series from Isotopes

Dodgers prospect Zach Lee gave up five runs in four innings as the Isotopes lost to the Chihuahuas.
Dodgers prospect Zach Lee gave up five runs in four innings as the Isotopes lost to the Chihuahuas.
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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).