Iowa Cubs defeat Albuquerque Isotopes 9-5 Thursday night


July 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Down to their final strike, the Iowa Cubs (45-43) got a game-tying two-run homer from pinch-hitter Tim Torres in the top of the ninth inning and scored four times in the 10th to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes (48-40) 9-5 at Isotopes Park, Thursday night. The win snapped a streak of 13 consecutive losses for the Cubs at Isotopes Park going back to June 19, 2011.

Iowa takes on Albuquerque in Game 2 of its four-game series today at 8:05 p.m. The Cubs will travel to New Orleans for a three-game series beginning Monday before returning to Principal Park on July 11 to again face Albuquerque.

Elsewhere in Pacific Coast League action, Kelvin Herrera and Chris Dwyer combined on a five-hitter as Omaha blanked Round Rock 3-0, Thursday night in the first of a four-game set at the Dell Diamond. The Storm Chasers won their second straight contest to improve to 39-48 but remain 5 ½ games behind Iowa in the American Conference North Division. The series continues tonight (Friday) at 7:05, with Omaha left-hander Danny Duffy taking the hill against Round Rock right-hander Scott Richmond.