OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City RedHawks completed a two game sweep against the first place Albuquerque Isotopes Tuesday with a 2-0 game one shutout, followed by a 5-3 victory in game two.
In the second game of the day, Oklahoma City scored not one but two runs in the first inning. Tommy Manzella belted a two-out two-run double for the early 2-0 lead.
The second inning saw Albuquerque add an unearned run to get on the board. J.D. Closser singled, stole second base and scored on a fielder's choice and throwing error for a 2-1 score.
In the third inning, the Isotopes tied the game 2-2 thanks to a Jerry Sands two-out RBI single.
Oklahoma City took back the lead in the fifth with another two-out hit. With the bases loaded, Brian Bogusevic singled in Drew Locke and Wladimir Sutil for a 4-2 lead.
Albuquerque brought in another win in the sixth and with two out and the bases loaded, OKC brought in David Carpenter to close the game.
In the bottom of the frame Oklahoma City added an insurance run on a solo homerun to left centerfield by Brian Dopriak for the 5-3 advantage.
Nelson Figueroa (4-2) allowed two runs, one earned, and seven hits in five and one-thirds innings for the winning decision. Albuquerque starter Joe Newby (0-2) was tagged with the loss. David Carpenter (5) saved the game on his third consecutive day of work.
OKC is now 28-38 on the year and the Redhawks will face the Isotopes in game four Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.