Isotopes lose seventh straight

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The Albuquerque Isotopes couldn’t have picked a worse time to go into a tailspin.
The Isotopes, with a chance to put themselves right in contention for a PCL American Southern division championship, may have played themselves out of it this week at Oklahoma City. The Isotopes dropped four straight at division-leading Oklahoma City, including Monday night’s 6-2 defeat.
The RedHawks scored all six of their runs in the bottom of the first, beating up starting pitcher Stephen Fife, who lasted just a third of an inning. Fife struggled mightily, giving up five walks and six earned runs — interestingly, he allowed just one hit.
With the loss, its seventh in a row, Albuquerque (67-63) has slipped into third place in the division standings, seven games back of Oklahoma City (74-56). Round Rock (68-62) is currently in second place.