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Pederson fails to steal as Isotopes top Sky Sox

Tim Federowicz was 3-for-5 with a key two-run homer as the Isotopes beat the Sky Sox.
Tim Federowicz was 3-for-5 with a key two-run homer as the Isotopes beat the Sky Sox.
Courtesy of the Albuquerque Isotopes, used with permission

Joc Pederson remained stuck on 28 stolen bases in his quest for a 30-30 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes, for a change, managed to still finish the evening on a positive note.

Albuquerque pulled off a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Wednesday to start a road trip with a win after losing six of seven at home. Tim Federowicz's two-run homer in the seventh inning snapped a 4-4 tie.

Pederson was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. He was caught stealing third base in the fifth inning.

Brock Peterson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Mike Baxter added an RBI double in the second to give Albuquerque (58-73) the early lead. Colorado Springs (51-81) tied things up in its half of the second.

The Sky Sox took the lead in the fifth on Jason Pridie's solo home run. Alex Guerrero tied it again with an RBI single in the sixth.

Pederson drew a two-out walk in the seventh. Federowicz then blasted a flyball over the left field fence.

Neither starting pitcher was very effective. The Isotopes' Matt Magill gave up three runs on six hits and three walks in four innings.

Brian Burres allowed four runs in six innings for the Sky Sox. Christian Friedrich (2-9) gave up Federowicz's home run in his only inning of work and took the loss.

Bruce Billings (1-1) allowed one run in three innings of relief to claim the victory. Yimi Garcia tossed two scoreless innings to earn his fourth save.

Guerrero was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, falling a home run shy of the cycle. Peterson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in addition to his early home run.

Albuquerque and Colorado Springs will continue their series Thursday at 6:35 p.m. Right-hander Zach Lee (7-11, 5.36 ERA) will take the mound for the Isotopes against Sky Sox right-hander Jair Jurrjens (0-3, 3.80).


Prior to the game, infielder Carlos Triunfel rejoined the roster after having been demoted by the Dodgers on Tuesday. ... To make room for Triunfel, infielder Delvis Morales (sprained right ankle) was placed on the disabled list.

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