Albuquerque 8, Round Rock 3
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.