Updated: Friday, 09 Apr 2010, 11:39 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 09 Apr 2010, 11:39 PM MDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (KRQE) - The Albuquerque Isotopes gave it a go, but couldn't manage a second straight late-inning comeback Friday night.
The Oklahoma City RedHawks earned the 4-3 win by scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth off a wild pitch.
For the second night in a row, the 'Topes found themselves trailing late in the game. Down 3-1 in the eighth, Albuquerque rallied to a tie on a John Lindsey double.
The 'Topes, however, couldn't stop a red-hot Esteban German from crossing the plate to win it in the ninth.
RedHawk Esteban German was 3-3 in the game, walked twice and scored the game-winning run. German has put together a stellar opening season at the plate so far, batting .625.
Isotopes lefty Brent Leach who gave up three runs in the seventh inning, costing Albuquerque their slim lead in the ballgame.
Albuquerque will play another game in Oklahoma City against the RedHawks Saturday at 6:05 p.m.