The No. 7 Wildcats lost their fourth straight road game to open SEC play on Friday night, 4-2, in the series opener at Alabama.
Entering the weekend riding a seven-game losing streak, Alabama (17-10, 2-5 SEC) beat UK ace Sean Hjelle to take Game 1 of the series.
Hjelle (4-2) allowed four runs on nine hits over seven innings of work. The junior right-hander and reigning SEC Pitcher of the Year was outdueled by the Crimson Tide's Sam Finnerty (3-1), who held the Cats to two runs - one earned - on eight hits and three walks over 5.2 innings on the mound.
Kentucky (18-8, 2-5 SEC) stranded nine runners on the night. The Cats were 4-for-16 with runners on base and 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.