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The Albuquerque Isotopes banged out 13 hits Wednesday night at Round Rock, Texas, but those hits didn’t equate to many runs.
Albuquerque managed just one run through eight innings Wednesday. It tried to mount a rally in the top of the ninth, but scored just one more run to lose 4-2 against the Express.
The teams have just one more meeting in this series, that coming tonight, before the Isotopes return home for a quick four-game set against Memphis that opens Friday.
Against Round Rock, Eilan Herrera and Tony Gwynn Jr. went a combined 7-for-9 at the plate from the Nos. 2 and 3 spots in the batting order and six of the other eight hitters to go up to the plate for the Isotopes had a hit but the Isotopes (34-32) couldn’t manage to string any of those hits together.
Meanwhile, Round Rock (37-30) scored a pair of runs in the first and tacked on single scores in the third and seventh to win. Albuquerque pitcher Aaron Laffey (2-3) took the loss, giving up three earned runs on seven hits.