John Ely was stingy.
His Isotopes pitching teammates out of the bullpen were even stingier.
And with Albuquerque again making things happen at the plate Saturday night, the ‘Topes scored a big 9-1 road win over the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines.
Ely (7-4 with a 3.16 earned run average) gave up seven hits in five innings but just one earned run and struck out six I-Cubs.
Relievers Cole St. Clair, Blake Johnson and Angel Guzman worked an inning each, allowing four hits combined and no runs as Albuquerque picked up its 40th win in 70 games.