Day Game Downer: ABQ Beats Chihuahuas 11-7

The Albuquerque Isotopes beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 11-7 Monday and took three of the four games in the series.

The Isotopes started the bottom of the second inning with an inside-the-park home run by Derrik Gibson, the eighth inside-the-park home run against the Chihuahuas in their team history.

Franmil Reyes went 2-for-4 with two singles, a walk and an RBI. Reyes now has an eight-game hitting streak, seven consecutive games with multiple hits and 15 RBIs in seven games this month.

Dusty Coleman went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run and played center field for the first time in his career.

Infielder Matthew Batten reached base three times on a single and two walks in his second start at second base since being transferred from Padres Extended Spring Training. There were 18 combined home runs in the four-game series.

Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (18-14), Albuquerque (15-17)

Next Game: Tuesday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. Tacoma LHP Angel Miranda (2-0, 5.03) vs. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (3-0, 2.45). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Albuquerque 11 El Paso 7 – Monday

WP: Howard (2-3)

LP: Mariot (0-1)

S: None

Time: 2:53

Attn: 11,185