The Commercial Appeal

Albuquerqu­e scores 3 in 8th to top Redbirds


The Albuquerqu­e Isotopes scored three runs off Victor Marte in the eighth inning for a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds on Friday night at AutoZone Park.

Memphis (40- 42) is 3-11 against Albuquerqu­e this season.

Chad Huffman drove in all three runs for Memphis, which went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

With Albuquerqu­e trailing 3-1 in the eighth, former Redbird Brian Barden singled in Dee Gordon for the first run in the rally before Marte intentiona­lly walked the bases full. Justin Sellers then singled to center to score Chili Buss and Barden.

Scott McGregor allowed one run on five hits and a pair of walks in five innings for Memphis and wasn’t involved in the decision. Sam Freeman struck out three over two scoreless innings.

Right-hander Carlos Martinez (2-1, 1.82 ERA) will pitch for Memphis in Saturday’s 6:05 p.m. game against the Isotopes. Albuquerqu­e will start right-hander Matt Palmer (3-3, 4.35).

Late Thursday night, Brock Peterson hit a game-ending home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Redbirds to a 5-3 win over the Isotopes.

Peterson’s two-run homer was his league-leading 19th of the season and third hit of the game.

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