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Redbirds drop third straight game

The Memphis Redbirds (40-45) dropped their third straight game at the hands of the Albuquerque Isotopes (47-37) on Sunday.

Jonathan Sanchez, who threw a no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants in 2009, took the hill for the Isotopes, and led them to a 5-3 victory.

Sanchez threw five innings, allowing three hits, and striking out five while allowing no runs.

Nick Additon started the game for the Redbirds, and struggled early. The southpaw went five innings and allowed three runs.

The Isotopes struck first, as Additon hit Matt Angle with a pitch while the bases were loaded in the second inning. In the third inning, the Isotopes added to their lead, as Justin Sellers hit a ground-rule double to score Rusty Ryal, doubling the lead to 2-0. Two batters later, Damaso Espino hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Sellers, making it 3-0 Isotopes.

It wasn't until the eighth inning when the Redbirds got on the board. Down 4-0, Jermaine Curtis hit a fly ball to center, deep enough to bring in Greg Garcia, cutting the deficit to 4-1.

After the Isotopes added one more in the 9th, the Redbirds would attempt a comeback in the bottom half of the inning, only to fall short. With the bases loaded and one out, Greg Garcia grounded into a fielder's choice scoring Travis Tartamella. Brock Peterson followed with an RBI-single to make it 5-3, but the rally would end soon after when Jamie Romak popped out to short to end the game.

Sunday's game marked the final time the two teams will meet this year with the Redbirds dropping 13 of 16 in the series.


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