Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Isotopes' Losing Streak Up to Four.(State)

Byline: From Journal Reports

TUCSON Albuquerque reliever Blaine Neal walked home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Tucson rallied for a 7-6 Pacific Coast League victory Thursday night over the Isotopes, who've lost four straight.

The Sidewinders trailed 6-5 in the ninth. Two singles, a Neal wild pitch and a Mike Bell groundout tied the game at 6.

With a runner on third and one out, Albuquerque intentionally walked the bases loaded, only to have Neal (0-1) walk Brian Gordon to score the winning run.

The rally spoiled a strong outing from Isotopes starter Justin Wayne, who went seven innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits. …

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