The Albuquerque Isotopes gave up six straight runs to the El Paso Chihuahuas Tuesday night before making a late comeback attempt.
And while the Isotopes did manage to score two runs in the top of the ninth inning, it wasn’t enough to salvage the game or the series.
Albuquerque was doubled-up by El Paso, 6-3, in the final game of their four-game series in El Paso. Albuquerque won the opener of the series, but dropped the next three.
The Isotopes, who fall to a season-worst three-games under .500, have gone down in four of their last five contests.
Currently, the Isotopes (18-21) are on the longest road trip of their year, just after wrapping up their longest homestand. The Isotopes will face the Fresno Grizzlies Thursday night in Fresno, the start of a four-game series there.
Against El Paso (18-21), Albuquerque scored in the top of the first, but wouldn’t score again until the top of the ninth, when it was able to take advantage of three consecutive base hits, a hit batsman and a RBI groundout for its two runs.
Zach Lee (3-4) took the loss for Albuquerque, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs in 4 innings. Billy Buckner (3-1) picked up the win for the Chihuahuas.