Three Stars: June 23 vs. Oklahoma City

The Isotopes tried to pull off some late magic but the Oklahoma City RedHawks once again held on to win, this time by the score of 8-6 tonight at Isotopes Park. Albuquerque certainly made things interesting at the finish, but a five-run eighth inning from the RedHawks proved too much to overcome.

Here are tonight’s three stars of the game for your ‘Topes:

1. Tim Sexton (6 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K)

The right-hander performed well after taking over for the rehabbing Jonathan Broxton in the second inning, keeping the RedHawks in check save for a pair of OKC runs in the third inning.

2. J.D. Closser (two-for-five, one RBI)

Closser broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning with a one-out single to center that scored Ivan De Jesus, Jr. (who also came away with a pair of hits) and gave the ‘Topes a 3-2 lead they would hold until the RedHawks’ big eighth.

3. Jonathan Broxton (1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 3 K)

In what was likely his final rehab appearance in Albuquerque, Broxton threw 22 pitches (14 for strikes) and had a solid outing with three strikeouts notched in his one inning of work.

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