Isotopes fall to .500

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By The Staff

The Albuquerque Isotopes fell to the .500 mark Saturday night, dropping the opener of their home series with division rival Oklahoma City, 3-1.

Albuquerque (8-8) has generally found ways to score runs this spring, but the ‘Topes struggled against the RedHawks.

Alex Castellanos drove in the lone Isotopes run when he singled to bring home Elian Herrera in the bottom of the fourth inning.

As a team, the ‘Topes managed just four hits.

Scott Van Slyke, Albuquerque’s leading hitter in the early going, was held hitless for the third time in his last six outings.

Jarred Cosart (2-0) struck out six in five innings, allowing one run on three hits for Oklahoma City (9-7).

Sean White fell to 0-2.

The Isotopes did turn three double plays.

The series runs through Tuesday at Isotopes Park.