NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Zephyrs did something Wednesday that only two other teams have accomplished this season: Shut out the Oklahoma City RedHawks.
Alex Sanabia allowed two hits and struck out four in 61/3 innings to help New Orleans beat the RedHawks 3-0 during a Pacific Coast League afternoon game at Zephyrs Field. Relievers Mike Dunn, Rob Delaney and Chris Hatcher combined to blank Oklahoma City on no hits, no walks and four strikeouts the rest of the way.
The RedHawks, who have scored in double-digits 11 times this season and lead the PCL in home runs (77), were shut out for the first time since a 5-0 loss on April 30 at Albuquerque. OKC was also blanked 2-0 on April 16 at Memphis. On Wednesday, singles by Brad Snyder and Carlos Corporan were all the RedHawks mustered, marking a season-low for hits in a game.
Bryan Petersen gave New Orleans (34-32) a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning with an RBI double. The Zephyrs added two runs in the seventh with two-out, RBI singles from Mike Cervenak and Nick Green.
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