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Even a change of scenery didn’t turn the Albuquerque Isotopes’ fortunes around Thursday.
The Isotopes returned to Albuquerque for the start of an 8-game homestand Thursday, hoping to get back on the right track after a poor showing on the road. Instead, the Isotopes fell to the Tacoma Rainiers 6-2.
The series continues tonight. Entertainer Myron Noodleman and post-game fireworks are scheduled.
Albuquerque (64-55) looked like it might break out of its offensive funk, scoring runs in the first and second innings, but that would be all the scoring the team could muster against Tacoma.
Tacoma pitcher Andrew Carraway settled down after the second inning and held Albuquerque scoreless for the next three innings before giving way to Josh Kinney (2-2). Kinney struck out two batters in the sixth, his only inning of work.
In the top of the seventh, the Rainiers (63-56) rallied for four runs to put the game away. Isotopes reliever Rob Rasmussen (0-7) gave up four earned runs and four hits in 1-2/3 innings, upping his season ERA to 6.46.
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