KANSAS CITY -- The Triple-A Omaha Storm Chasers dropped the second game of their first-round playoff series against Albuquerque, 5-3, on Thursday night in Nebraska.
Leading 3-0 after five innings, the Isotopes scored five runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth frames to grab the lead and the victory. Former Royal Josh Fields delivered the game-winning hit for Albuquerque, a two-run single in the top of the seventh.
Storm Chasers starter Ryan Verdugo took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings. Omaha designated hitter Max Ramirez hit a two-run home run in the second inning, and outfielder Wil Myers went 0-for-4.
The best-of-five series, which is tied at one apiece, moves to Albuquerque for Game 3, which starts at 8:05 p.m. CT on Friday night.