'Topes Notes 06-05-13

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Isotopes win series finale, 10-2

The Albuquerque Isotopes collected a season-high eight extra-base hits as they routed the Oklahoma City RedHawks in the finale of their series Tuesday.
Right fielder Matt Angle homered twice, the first multi-home run outing of his career for Albuquerque as it cruised to a 10-2 victory at Isotopes Park.
The win for the Isotopes (31-28) gave them a series split with Oklahoma City. The Isotopes have a travel day today before eight road games against New Orleans and Round Rock. They will return to Albuquerque June 14.
Albuquerque scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to break open the contest. Oklahoma City scored a run in the top of the sixth to cut the Albuquerque advantage to 4-2 but Dee Gordon came through with a two-run triple and Nick Buss drove in two runs with a ground-rule double later in the inning.
Red Patterson, who started Tuesday’s game, was added to the Isotopes’ roster earlier in the day. He had been dropped to rookie-level Ogden June 1 but right-hander Angel Castro was placed on the disabled list with a left oblique strain, necessitating the move.
Oklahoma City (32-25), which won on Saturday and Monday, is tied with Round Rock in the PCL American Southern standings and those teams lead Albuquerque by 2 games.

Isotopes hit 6-million fan mark

The Isotopes welcomed the sixth million fan to Isotopes Park Monday. Rose Rodriguez was fan No. 6 million to go through the turnstiles at the park since 2003.
To celebrate, the Isotopes gave Rodriguez a $600 air travel voucher and she was honored on the field prior to Monday’s game.
Albuquerque is No. 3 in attendance in the PCL, averaging 7,100 fans per game this year. The club has been in the top five in attendance every year since joining the PCL in 2003.
“We are so humbled by the wonderful support the fans have shown us,” club general manager John Traub said. “We are very proud that the fans have made us part of the fiber of this community.”