A seven-run fifth inning was the only thing that stood between the Albuquerque Isotopes and a doubleheader sweep on Wednesday night at Pacific Coast League rival El Paso.
Albuquerque (39—47) won the opener 5-4 but dropped the nightcap 9-5. The Topes led 4-2 after four innings of the second game when the Chihuahuas battered relief pitchers Matt Magill and Colt Hynes in a marathon fifth. All seven runs after Magill struck out Tyler Greene with one down in the inning, a pitch that allowed Jace Peterson to score from third.
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