Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Explosions at the 'Lab'.(State)

Byline: Randy Harrison Journal Staff Writer

Beavers Erupt, Then Fireworks

What could be worse for the home team than a 10-1 loss? Try a 10-1 loss plus nearly having to tell a record crowd that a much-awaited fireworks show won't go off as promoted.

Talk about a Saturday Night Not-So-Special.

The season-high gathering of 13,012 at Isotopes Park saw Portland starter Carlton Loewer (6-2) toss six shutout innings, setting the tone for the Beavers' victory over the 'Topes in Pacific Coast League baseball.

Portland broke open a pitchers' duel with four runs in the eighth inning and five in the ninth against a 'Topes bullpen struggling as badly as ever. …

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