Al­bu­querque 8, Round Rock 3

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

AL­BU­QUERQUE — Russ Mitchell’s tie-break­ing lead­off homer in the bot­tom of the sixth proved to be the gamewin­ner as the Al­bu­querque Iso­topes de­feated the Round Rock Ex­press 8-3 in Sun­day night’s se­ries fi­nale at Iso­topes Park.

The Ex­press lost the fi­nal three games of the se­ries af­ter win­ning the opener. They have dropped nine of their last 10 games away from Dell Di­a­mond.

Mitchell’s homer came im­me­di­ately af­ter the Ex­press tied the game 3-3 in the top of the sixth on a Collin DeLome solo homer and a Matt Kata RBI ground­out. The Iso­topes added an­other run in the in­ning on Justin Sell­ers one-out RBI sin­gle. Al­bu­querque iced the vic­tory with a three-run eighth on an RBI in­field sin­gle, an Ex­press er­ror and an RBI ground­out.

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