Albuquerque dashed out to a 5-0 head start after one inning, sailing to a 12-2 win in the series finale against division rival Oklahoma City on Tuesday at Isotopes Park.
Eight Isotopes batters had multiple hits — contributing to a team total of 21 — and catcher Matt Wallach drove in a team-high three runs.
Alex Castellanos, Scott Van Slyke, Matt Angle, Alfredo Amezaga and Tony Gwynn all had three hits apiece, helping the ‘Topes climb back over .500 at 10-9.
Angel Castro (2-1) made a successful start, keeping the RedHawks to one earned run and five hits in his six innings of work.
Oklahoma City fell to 10-9, tied with the Isotopes for second place in the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern division. It’s shaping up to be a tight race; the Round Rock Express (11-9) leads by a half game. New Orleans (9-9) trails Albuquerque and Oklahoma City by a half game.
Albuquerque will play a series at Round Rock through Sunday before returning to the Lab for a homestand against Memphis. Monday’s game will feature 50 Cent Hot Dog Night; first pitch is 6:35.