Albuquerque , N.M. — Kyle Jensen belted a pair of home runs as the Zephyrs snapped their two-game losing streak by defeating the Albuquerque Isotopes 8-1 on Saturday night.
The Zephyrs offense pounded four home runs among their 10 hits. They sent nine batters to the plate in the third inning and scored six runs off Isotopes starter Zach Lee, the former LSU football signee. The third inning included home runs from Justin Bour and Jensen. Jensen and Jake Marisnick each added homers in the sixth inning off reliever Steve Smith.
Brad Hand, on a rehab assignment from the Miami Marlins, pitched six innings, allowing one run and four hits with eight strikeouts. Lee (5-7) pitched five innings and allowed six runs on seven hits.
The Zephyrs (37-32) have won 17 of their past 23 games.
The six-run third inning matched the Zephyrs’ largest of the season. ... The Zephyrs are slated to start RHP Anthony DeSclafani (1-1, 3.38 ERA) against Albuquerque RHP Sam Demel (1-2, 6.97) at 7:05 p.m. Sunday. WMTI-FM, 106.1, will provide radio coverage.