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June 08--The Albuquerque Isotopes finally got their offense going on Saturday night.
After getting shut out on Friday, Albuquerque finally snapped out of its mini-slump with a 7-2 win over the Tacoma Rainiers in Pacific Coast League baseball Saturday night at Cheney Stadium.
It took the Isotopes (29-33) until the fourth inning to get on the scoreboard, but it happened when Joc Pederson smashed his 16th home run of the year, a solo shot to forge a 1-all tie. Two batters later, Alex Liddi hit a solo shot over the right-field fence for a 2-1 Isotopes lead it never lost.
While Red Patterson held Tacoma to one run over six innings, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out six, the Isotopes provided insurance when two runs in the seventh, another in the eighth and two in the ninth.
The teams play the finale of their five-game set on Sunday at 2:35 p.m., and Albuquerque returns home for an eight-game homestand that starts Monday.
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