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With the Salt Lake Bees down by nine runs to the Albuquerque Isotopes by the top of third inning, the game appeared to be over as soon as it started.
The Bees avoided the blowout that seemed to be by steadily scoring runs throughout the game, but after a three-hour, 35-minute game, they fell to the Isotopes 9-8 on Sunday night at Smith's Ballpark.
Salt Lake used six pitchers, with none pitching for over two innings. Starting pitcher John Lamb threw 54 pitches in which he struck out three and allowed 12 hits and nine runs.
Turning Point • The second at-bat in the first inning was a two-run homer by Albuquerque's David Dahl. The Isotopes managed to string together three more runs before the end of the first. In the second inning, the Isotopes smashed another home run in addition to two other runs to put them up 9-0.
Bees MVP • Jefry Marte went 3 for 5, including a two-run home run. He was also walked once and stole one base.
Hidden Hero • Kaleb Cowart batted 3 for 7 and was responsible for three of the Bees' eight runs.
Angel Angle • Parker Bridwell, who spent most of the season with the Bees before being called up to the majors on July 16, started for the Angels on Sunday and got the win as they beat the Red Sox 3-2. Bridwell threw 78 pitches, allowed five hits, two runs and struck out three batters through seven innings.
What's next • The Bees will close out their four-game homestand against the Isotopes on Monday at 6:35 p.m.
American North W L Pct. GB
Colorado Springs (Brewers) 60 38 .612
Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 54 46 .540 7
Omaha (Royals) 46 53 .465 14½
Iowa (Cubs) 45 54 .455 15½
American South W L Pct. GB
Memphis (Cardinals) 65 35 .650
Nashville (Athletics) 47 53 .470 18
Round Rock (Rangers) 45 56 .446 20½
New Orleans (Marlins) 39 61 .390 26
Pacific North W L Pct. GB
Fresno (Astros) 59 42 .584
Reno (Diamondbacks) 59 42 .584
Tacoma (Mariners) 51 50 .505 8
Sacramento (Giants) 40 60 .400 18½
Pacific South W L Pct. GB
Salt Lake (Angels) 54 46 .540
Albuquerque (Rockies) 50 50 .500 4
El Paso (Padres) 50 51 .495 4½
Las Vegas (Mets) 37 64 .366 17½
New Orleans 6, Nashville 0
Oklahoma City 9, Iowa 3
Memphis 7, Las Vegas 5
Reno 7, Colorado Springs 6
Tacoma 7, Sacramento 4
Omaha 6, El Paso 5, 11 innings
Fresno 11, Round Rock 8
Albuquerque 9, Salt Lake 8
Nashville at New Orleans, 9:30 a.m.
Sacramento at Tacoma, 12:35 p.m.
Las Vegas at Memphis, 6:05 p.m.
Albuquerque at Salt Lake, 6:35 p.m.
Reno at Colorado Springs, 6:40 p.m.
Omaha at El Paso, 7:05 p.m.
Round Rock at Fresno, 8:05 p.m.