Brad Snyder led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run Monday night, and the Oklahoma City RedHawks trimmed Tucson 4-3 before 3,128 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Snyder's third homer of the season came against Jason Ray, who replaced Josh Spence to start the inning. Spence was tagged with a blown save after Oklahoma City rallied for two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game 3-3.
AT THE PLATE
*Jimmy Paredes' third homer of the year, a two-run shot, came in the bottom of the eighth inning. He scored J.B. Shuck, who led off by reaching base on an error.
*Snyder also doubled in the game but did not score.
*Everth Cabrera had two hits and scored twice for Tucson. But he also stranded two base runners while at the plate.
ON THE MOUND
*Reliever Adalberto Flores benefitted from Snyder's homer. Flores improved to 2-0 after blanking the Padres over 12/3 innings. He did not allow any hits or walks and struck out one.
*Oklahoma City starter Dallas Keuchel was banged around for three runs on six hits in 71/3 innings. He walked one and struck out five.
*Tucson starter Jorge Reyes pitched seven strong innings. He held the Hawks to a run on five hits and five strikeouts.
*The RedHawks (21-17) close the homestand with an 11:05 a.m. Field Trip Day game against Tucson (12-26) at the Brick. Left-hander Tom Layne (0-3, 8.19 ERA) is the scheduled starter for the Padres. Oklahoma City manager Tony DeFrancesco had not announced a starter late Monday night. Oklahoma City will take Wednesday off before starting a mammoth 12-game road trip with stops at Reno, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque. OKC returns to the Brick on Tuesday, May 29, against Nashville.