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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