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OKC RedHawks: Marc Krauss hits sixth homer, leads Hawks past Nashville

Oklahoma City finishes first month of season with a 15-10 record. The first-place RedHawks continue the homestand at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.
BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Published: April 30, 2013
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REDHAWKS 4, SOUNDS 2

Marc Krauss slammed his sixth home run, and Jarred Cosart picked up his third win in the RedHawks 4-2 victory Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

A hard throwing 22-year-old right-hander with a 96 mph fastball, Cosart, one of the Astros' top prospects, struck out six and limited the Sounds to four hits in 51/3 innings. Cosart is 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA.

It was the RedHawks fifth consecutive win. Oklahoma City finished April 15-10.

KRAUSS IS BRICK BASHING

Krauss has hit safely in 13 of 14 home games. Krauss is hitting .408 with four home runs and 20 RBIs at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. For the season, Krauss is batting .333 with six homers and 25 RBIs, which ranks fifth in the Pacific Coast League. His six homers are tied for third in the PCL.

VILLAR STEALS HOME

Shortstop Jonathan Villar, hitting .413 over the past 15 games to raise his average from .059 to .289, stole home in the second inning. Villar has seven steals and has committed only one error during his hot streak at the plate after committing six errors the first two weeks of the season.

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