Sam Hilliardâ€™s diving catch down the right field line ended Sundayâ€™s game and left the tying run on base, as the Albuquerque Isotopes beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 5-4.
The Isotopes came from behind to score four runs in a nine-batter bottom of the eighth, culminating with Drew Weeksâ€™ go-ahead, two-run, pinch-hit homer.
Logan Allen pitched well Sunday, allowing one run on three hits in a five-inning start for El Paso. Jason Vosler, Jacob Scavuzzo and Seth Mejias-Brean all homered for El Paso, moving the team total to 99 in 44 games.
Sundayâ€™s one-run affair was the first of the seriesâ€™ four games that was decided by fewer than six runs. Sunday was just the third time this season El Paso lost after scoring first.
The Isotopes have clinched a series win, El Pasoâ€™s first series loss since April 9-11 at Tacoma.
Albuquerque 5 El Paso 4 – Sunday
WP: Pazos (1-0)Â |Â Â LP: Perdomo (2-1)Â |Â Â S: Diaz (6)Â |Â Â Time: 2:37Â |Â Â Attn: 7,060
Box ScoreÂ Â |Â Â Team Records: El Paso (28-15), Albuquerque (23-21)
Next Game: Monday, 6:35 pm at Isotopes Park. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (4-0, 4.41) vs. Albuquerque LHP Pat Dean (0-2, 5.59). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.