Erick Mejia hit a two-run home run and set up two more with a double to lead Omaha past Albuquerque 5-1 Wednesday at Werner Park. The win clinched the PCL series for the Storm Chasers.
Mejia homered off starter Tim Melville (3-2) after a leadoff double by Humberto Arteaga in the first inning. He later doubled after Arteaga was hit by a pitch in the sixth. Both eventually scored.
Omaha starter Scott Blewett (4-5) carried a six-hit shutout into the seventh for his second straight win. He walked the leadoff batter in his final inning. Brian Mundell scored on a Roberto Ramos groundout.
Three-time National League all-star Charlie Blackmon began a major league rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes Wednesday.
The Colorado outfielder, on the injured list with a right calf strain since May 27, went 1 for 3 with a single while playing right field before leaving in the sixth inning.
Kansas City first baseman Lucas Duda continued his rehab assignment with the Chasers, going 1 for 4 with a single as designated hitter.
Bubba Starling went 2 for 3 to raise his batting average to .341. He entered the game ranked 10th among the PCL’s batting leaders. Mundell is the league leader.
Omaha and Albuquerque will conclude the three-game series Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
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Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins throws pitches during batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey. The Omaha Storm Chasers played the Memphis Redbirds at Werner Park.
Players for the Omaha Storm Chasers chat in the outfield during batting practice while wearing their Omaha Potholes jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia fields balls in his Omaha Potholes jersey during batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' pitching coach Andy Hawkins watches batting practice in his Omaha Potholes jersey.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Elier Hernandez walks to the dugout in his Omaha Potholes jersey after finishing with batting practice.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Cheslor Cuthbert walks back to the dugout at the end of the second inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' catcher Nick Dini catches a pop fly for an out in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Erick Mejia connects for a single that drives in a run in the ninth inning.
The Omaha Storm Chasers sold Omaha Potholes T-shirts. The team played as the Omaha Potholes and took batting practice in Omaha Pothole jerseys.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Nicky Lopez, top, tags out Memphis Redbirds' Johan Mieses as he attempts to steal second base in the third inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Zach Lovvorn throws a pitch in the first inning.
Omaha Storm Chasers' Kelvin Gutierrez, right, steals second base as Memphis Redbirds' Max Schrock is late with the tag in the third inning.
Heidi Foland and her dog, Breesy, attend the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball game. Foland sported her Omaha Potholes shirt during the game. The team played one night as the Omaha Potholes. Foland's dog is named after NFL quarterback Drew Brees.
Kayla Thege, left, and Mark Batt hangout with their dog, Maia, during the Storm Chasers baseball game.