While professional baseball honored Jackie Robinson Monday, the Albuquerque Isotopes paid tribute with four jacks in an 11-5 clobbering of Iowa.
Isotopes first baseman Scott Van Slyke went 2 for 4 with two home runs to boost his Pacific Coast League-leading total to six.
Also dangerous on the offensive end was Albuquerque shortstop Dee Gordon, who connected three times in five at-bats — including a two-run triple — for three RBI and stole three bases. His eight thefts is first in the PCL this spring.
Catcher Tim Federowicz also went 3 of 5, including a home run, his second since rejoining the club last week.
Outfielder Alex Castellanos was 2 for 4 with a home run, also his second of the spring.
Iowa led 4-0 at the end of the third inning before a Matt Angle RBI single broke the ice for the ‘Topes in the fourth.
In the fifth, the visitors took over, with Gordon stealing two bases en route to home plate and, later, back-to-back jacks by Castellanos and Van Slyke.
Stephen Fife (1-1) struck out eight in his five innings on the mound for the ‘Topes. He allowed four runs on eight hits in picking up his first win. Peter Moylan gave up just one run in three innings of relief before turning the ball over to closer Chris Withrow.
Albuquerque improved to 7-5 as it opened a series in Omaha, Neb., to close out the week.