ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Oklahoma City RedHawks' three-game win streak was snapped Monday night with an 8-1 loss to Albuquerque before 6,958 fans at Isotopes Park. The RedHawks (10-8) led 1-0 after 3½ innings before Albuquerque (9-9) went ahead for good with a five-run fourth inning.
AT THE PLATE
Oklahoma City managed just five hits, with two of those coming from Jonathan Villar. ... Cody Clark accounted for the Hawks' only run on a solo homer. ... Oklahoma City's Trevor Crowe went 0 for 4, ending his hitting streak at 15 games. Dating back to last season, when he played for Salt Lake, Crowe had reached base 38 consecutive games. ... Scott Van Slyke, the son of former big-leaguer Andy Van Slyke, led Albuquerque on Monday night with three hits, including two doubles and a home run. Van Slyke had three RBIs and scored three times.
ON THE MOUND
The Isotopes blitzed Oklahoma City starter Rudy Owens (0-3) for five earned runs on seven hits in four innings. Owens also walked four. ... Albuquerque starter Matt Magill did not get the decision, although he held OKC to a run on one hit and four walks in four innings. Magill struck out four. ... The RedHawks did not use their new piggyback starters philosophy Monday night since the scheduled “second starter,” Jose Cisnero, was called up by the Houston Astros.
BETWEEN THE LINES
The Astros sent pitcher Brett Oberholtzer back to Oklahoma City. ... Right fielder Marc Krauss was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week on Monday. He hit .455 with six extra base hits and 10 RBIs. ... The teams wrap up the series with a 1:05 p.m. game Tuesday. Right-hander Jordan Lyles (1-1, 4.08 ERA) will start for OKC. Righty Blake Johnson (1-1, 5.14) is the scheduled starter for Albuquerque. ... The Hawks are 7-3 on the road.