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Las Vegas beats RedHawks 4-1

From Staff Reports Published: May 8, 2012
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Anthony Gose hit a two-run triple in a three-run fourth inning as Las Vegas beat the RedHawks 4-1 on Tuesday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Justin Ruggiano had an RBI double, and Mike Hessman had a pair of hits for the RedHawks.

Welcome to Triple-A

Jarred Cosart made his RedHawks and Triple-A debut on Tuesday night. The right-hander from League, Texas, allowed eight hits and four runs, three earned in six innings to take the loss. He recorded five strikeouts.

Cosart made four starts at Double-A Corpus Christi, going 1-2, with a 2.84 ERA. He is in his first full season in the Astros' system after being part of a four-player package sent from Philadelphia to Houston in exchange for Hunter Pence last July. Cosart is the No. 2 prospect in the Astros' organization according to Baseball America.

Roster moves

The Houston Astros called up right-hander Aneury Rodriguez from the RedHawks before Tuesday's game and optioned right-handed reliever Enerio Del Rosario to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The RedHawks added another pitcher from Double-A Corpus Christi in Jonnathan Aristil.

Rodriguez allowed two hits and struck out six in six innings against the Marlins, then was optioned back to the RedHawks to make room for right-handed reliever Rhiner Cruz, who joins the Astros after making two rehab starts for the RedHawks.

Up next

The series continues with an 11:05 a.m. game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Wednesday. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (4-2, 2.18 ERA) starts for the RedHawks. Former Oklahoma State righty Scott Richmond (3-2, 6.75) is scheduled to start for Las Vegas.