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Pederson reaches 30-30 as Isotopes lose series finale

Joc Pederson reached the 30-30 milestone with a stolen base in the sixth inning of the Isotopes' loss to the Sky Sox.
Joc Pederson reached the 30-30 milestone with a stolen base in the sixth inning of the Isotopes' loss to the Sky Sox.
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The Albuquerque Isotopes lost 12-10 to the host Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Saturday night. Joc Pederson still managed to steal the spotlight, quite literally.

Pederson stole his 30th base of the season in the sixth inning. He became the first player since Frank Demaree in 1934 to have 30 stolen bases and 30 home runs in a Pacific Coast League season.

No player in the modern, affiliated era of the PCL had ever achieved 30-30. Demaree accomplished his feat in 186 games, while Pederson needed just 115.

Pederson drew a one-out walk in the sixth inning. He stole second base off reliever Rafael Betancourt and catcher Dustin Garneau.

Colorado Springs (53-82) split the series thanks to a pair of five-run innings. The Sky Sox erupted in the third inning to erase a 4-0 deficit and then again in the sixth to come back from 8-5 down.

Albuquerque (59-75) was led by Alex Guerrero's six RBI. He went 4-for-5, falling a home run shy of the cycle.

Tim Federowicz was 2-for-5 with two walks, finishing with four runs scored. Clint Robinson went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.

Ben Paulsen hit three home runs and drove in seven runs to lead the Sky Sox. Jason Pridie was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.

Yohan Flande (3-10) earned the win despite allowing eight runs in 5.1 innings. Barry Enright (0-4) took the loss in relief for the Isotopes as he gave up five runs in 2.2 innings.

Albuquerque will travel to Oklahoma City for four games starting Sunday at 5:05 p.m. The Isotopes will go with lefty Chris Reed (0-2, 12.71) against RedHawks lefty Luis Cruz (1-1, 7.90).