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OKC RedHawks: Sacramento hands RedHawks ninth consecutive loss

Oklahoma City strands 13 runners. Matt Downs' solo homer is all Hawks can muster Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Published: August 12, 2012
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Rivercats 3, RedHawks 1

Sacramento handed the RedHawks their ninth consecutive loss Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the longest losing streak in six years, when the team was affiliated with the Texas Rangers.

The Rivercats, who own the best record in the Pacific Coast League, scored two runs in the third inning and added an insurance run in the ninth.

Over the past four weeks the RedHawks have gone 5-18 since reaching a season-high 18 games over .500 on July 19.

FRUSTRATING NIGHT

The RedHawks left 13 runners on base, stranding at least one runner in every inning except the fourth. That was the inning they scored their only run on Matt Downs' solo home run, a mammoth 415-foot shot to straightaway center.

J.D. Martinez, optioned to Oklahoma City last week after spending the first four months of the season with the Houston Astros, went 4-for-5 but was representative of the RedHawks' inability to produce a clutch hit. Martinez was stranded all four times. The only time he didn't reach safely was when he popped out in the ninth.

SEATON PITCHES WELL

Right-hander Ross Seaton turned in his second consecutive solid outing since being promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi. A hard-luck loser, Seaton allowed two runs, only one earned, on six hits.

In his previous outing, Seaton allowed only one run on three hits in a no decision at Salt Lake City. In that game, Seaton retired 11 straight hitters at one point. He had a similar hot stretch Sunday night, retiring nine consecutive hitters. It was Seaton's third OKC start after making 22 starts at Corpus Christi.

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