'Topes lose their second straight

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The Round Rock Express put the only crooked number on the board Tuesday night at Isotopes Park, which proved to be the difference.
Round Rock scored four times off starting pitcher Sam Demel in the second inning — Jared Hoying of the Express hit an early two-run homer in the inning — and the Express held Albuquerque to single runs in five innings to win 7-5.
With the win, Round Rock ensured that the Isotopes wouldn’t earn their third consecutive series win. Round Rock also won the opener of the four-game series Monday.
Tuesday was $.50 Hot Dog Night in Albuquerque. The crowd of 7,933 consumed 22,664 wieners during the popular promotion.
The loss for Albuquerque (30-35) was also the second game of its eight-game homestand. Following tonight’s and Thursday night’s games against Round Rock, the Isotopes will host New Orleans.
Today’s game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Prior to the game, former Los Angeles Dodger great Steve Garvey, the 1974 National League MVP, will be signing autographs for fans.