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Oklahoma City Oklahoma City (1990 pop. 444,719), state capital, and seat of Oklahoma co., central Okla., on the North Canadian River; inc. 1890. The state's largest city, it is an important livestock market, a wholesale, distribution, industrial, and financial center, and a farm failed to plate a runner with two outs Sunday at Isotopes Park Isotopes Park, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the home field of the Albuquerque Isotopes, a minor-league baseball team that plays in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) as the Class AAA affiliate of the Florida Marlins. , and the RedHawks were all of 6-for-19 with runners in scoring position In the sport of baseball, a baserunner is said to be in scoring position when he is on second or third base. The distinction between being on first base and second or third base is that a runner on first can usually only score if the batter hits an extra base hit, while a runner on .
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Oklahoma City, on the strength of eight doubles, defeated Albuquerque 13-10 in 10 innings in Pacific Coast League For the high school sports league, see .
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The RedHawks finished with 17 hits to square the four-game series 1-1 between American South Division rivals before an announced crowd of 6,757.
Oklahoma City untied a 7-7 knot with three runs in the 10th. The RedHawks doubled three times in their final at-bat.
Albuquerque trailed 7-3 before scoring twice in the seventh and two more times in the eighth. Chin-Lung Hu's two-out single scored Danny Ardoin and Luis Maza to forge the deadlock.
Scott Strickland kept the RedHawks off the scoreboard in the ninth. Henry Bonilla could not do the same in the 10th.
Steven Murphy and Julio Borbon sandwiched doubles around Joaquin Arias' sacrifice bunt off Bonilla, with Murphy scoring. After Casey Benjamin walked, Bonilla uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Borbon to score. Esteban German doubled home Benjamin to cap the rally.
Warner Madrigal madrigal, name for two different forms of Italian music, one related to the poetic madrigal in the 14th cent., the other the most common form of secular vocal music in the 16th cent. retired the Isotopes in order in the 10th to earn his first victory. Madrigal (1-0) work two perfect innings, striking out three. Bonilla (2-4) suffered the loss.
Murphy went 4-for-5 and Borbon was 3-for-5 to lead the RedHawks' hit parade. Hector Luna collected three of the Isotopes' 10 hits, while Mitch Jones slugged his 18th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first.