Triple-A Albuquerque made an offensive statement in rallying for a 17-9 victory at Tacoma on Sunday.
The Isotopes scored all 17 runs in the final three innings, including a 10-run ninth, one run shy of the franchise record for an inning, which last occurred on April 20, 2014 at Salt Lake. They rallied from a 9-0 deficit, two runs shy of the franchise record set Aug. 7, 2010 against Sacramento.
And after not having a player have a game with at least four hits, four runs and four RBI since 2011, the Isotopes had it happen for the second time in five days. Roberto Ramos was 4-for-5 with four runs scored and four RBI on Sunday. Noel Cuevas had five hits, five runs and five RBI Tuesday at Reno.
In Sunday’s Games:
AAA Albuquerque (7-4) won 17-9 at Tacoma (Mariners). In addition to the big day from Ramos (.364), Cuevas (.378) was 2-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI, and Brian Mundell (.364) was 2-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI. Jairo Diaz (1-0, 1.29) worked two shutout innings, giving up one hit and two walks, and striking out two for the victory. Chi Chi Gonzalez (2.45) started and allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits and four walks, striking out two in four innings.
AA Hartford (4-7) won 3-2 against New Hampshire (Blue Jays). Second baseman Alan Trejo (.455) provided the offense, driving in all three runs with an RBI single in the third, and two-run home run in the fifth, his second home run of the season. Nelson Goudeau (1-1, 4.66) allowed one run on six hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three. Logan Cozart, who has not allowed an earned run seven runs spread over five appearances this season, earned his first save with two perfect innings. He struck out two.
High A Lancaster (5-6) won 10-3 at Rancho Cucamonga (Dodgers). Todd Czinege (.257) singled home two runs to ignite a six-run seventh inning. Sean Bouchard (.286), Ramon Marcelino (.250), and Taylor Snyder (.273) drove in two runs apiece. Bouchard was 3-for5 with a double. Marcelino and Snyder were both 2-for-4 and both homered. Matt Dennis (1-1, 7.45) allowed three runs on nine hits in six innings, striking out four without walking a batter.
Low A Asheville (5-6) lost 11-3 at Hagerstown (Nationals). Nick Bush (1-1, 10.57) allowed seven runs, six earned, on nine hits and a walk, striking out two in 3 2/3 innings. Coco Montes (.229) drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth to drive in a run. In the eighth, Montes scored on a fielder’s choice ground ball by Daniel Jipping (.133 ), who scored on a double by Daniel Montano (.289).