The Oklahoma City RedHawks swept a doubleheader from the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes 5-3 and 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Albuquerque (37-28) remained one game ahead of Round Rock (36-29) in the American South Division as the Express also lost, 5-4 in 10 innings at Nashville.
The doubleheader was the result of the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State college baseball game on April 17, which took over Bricktown Ballpark in the midst of a series between the Isotopes and RedHawks (28-38).
Oklahoma City used three pitchers to shut down Albuquerque in the opener, holding the Isotopes to four hits.
Wesley Wright tossed four scoreless innings in a spot start. He was followed by reliever Danny Meszaros (1-1), who went 1.2 innings without allowing a run. Jose Valdez finished the last 1.1 innings for his fourth save.
Tim Redding (2-7) had issues with wildness throughout the game for Albuquerque. He allowed two runs, six hits and three walks in five innings.
Redding walked Oswaldo Navarro with two outs and the bases loaded in the first inning, forcing in Brian Bogusevic with the first run for Oklahoma City.
In the fourth, Redding gave up a pinch-hit double to Drew Locke, who advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on J.B. Shuck’s groundout to shortstop.
Trayvon Robinson went 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, his second streak of that length this season.
Robinson was not so lucky in the second game, going 0-for-2 with two walks and two strikeouts, to snap his streak.
The Isotopes fell behind in the first inning on Tommy Manzella’s two-out, two-run double. They got back into the game as J.D. Closser scored on a groundout in the second inning and Jerry Sands had an RBI single in the third.
Bogusevic delivered a two-run single with two outs in the fifth to make it 4-2 in favor of the RedHawks.
Eugenio Velez drew a walk with the bases loaded to force in a run in the sixth to cut the lead back down to one run, but Brian Dopirak hit a solo homer in the bottom of the frame.
Robinson struck out swinging with Closser on second base to end the game. David Carpenter picked up the save, his fifth.
Nelson Figueroa (4-2) earned the win despite allowing three runs — two earned — on seven hits and three walks in 5.1 innings.
Joey Newby (0-2) took the loss in a spot start for Albuquerque, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks in five innings.
The Isotopes will look to regroup against the RedHawks on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m.