Oklahoma City opened a three-game homestand Monday night with a 6-4 loss to Albuquerque before 4,116 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Pacific Coast League baseball teams continue the set at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.
AT THE PLATE
Albuquerque never trailed, although Oklahoma City recovered from a three-run deficit to tie 3-3 in the fifth inning. Albuquerque responded with two runs in the sixth and another in the eighth inning. Matt Angle was 4 for 4 with two RBIs for the Isotopes. He scored twice. ... Dee Gordon and Nick Buss added two hits each for the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate. ... Brandon Laird and George Springer led the RedHawks' comeback effort with back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning. Including his time this season with Double-A Corpus Christi, Springer has 21 homers this season. Springer has two since his promotion to Oklahoma City. ... Jonathan Villar tripled for a second consecutive game for OKC.
ON THE MOUND
Starter Jarred Cosart and reliever Kevin Chapman were decent for Oklahoma City — they just didn't get much help from the defense. The RedHawks committed three errors, two of which led to two unearned runs against Cosart. Chapman gave up two runs, one of which was unearned. ... Cosart struck out seven despite surrendering six hits and three walks. ... Former Southwestern Oklahoma State pitcher Red Patterson notched his first save of the season for the Isotopes. Patterson pitched two innings and blanked OKC on no hits, no walks and five strikeouts.
Former Southeastern State baseball star Brett Butler will manage the Pacific Coast League All-Star team when it plays the International League on July 17 in Reno, Nev. Butler, who manages the defending Triple-A national champion Reno Aces, will have former OU slugger Damon Minor as his hitting coach. Minor is the hitting coach for the New Orleans Zephyrs. ... Asher Wojciechowski (3-4, 3.36 ERA) is the scheduled starter for the RedHawks (44-40) on Tuesday night. Rob Rasmussen (0-1, 7.91) will start for the Isotopes (48-37).