New Orleans 3, RedHawks 2
Asher Wojciechowski threw a complete game, but a pair of home runs doomed him to a loss as the New Orleans Zephyrs beat the Oklahoma City RedHawks 3-2 on Friday night in New Orleans.
Wojciechowski (3-3) allowed six hits and three runs in eight innings with seven strikeouts. But Matt Downs hit a game-tying solo home run in the fifth inning, and Donovan Solano blasted the go-ahead homer in the sixth.
At the plate
OKC DH Brett Wallace hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Jimmy Paredes and Jake Elmore had two hits apiece for the RedHawks.
Jonathan Villar had a two-out single in the eighth inning, but was picked off first base.
On the mound
Zephyrs reliever Jake Leverton (2-1) picked up the win. New Orleans' bullpen allowed just one hit in the final four innings. Chris Hatcher closed for his 23rd save of the season.
Krauss called up
The Houston Astros called up first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss from the RedHawks in time for Friday's game against the Cubs. Krauss made his major league debut at Wrigley Field, and struck out swinging in the eighth inning. He was hitting .277 with nine homers and 35 RBIs with the RedHawks. He was brought up to replace Trevor Crowe, who went on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder injury.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Krauss, the Astros designated pitcher Ross Seaton for assignment. Seaton was 2-6 with an 8.64 ERA during 11 games (10 starts) with the Redhawks. ... Astros right-hander Edgar Gonzalez began a rehab assignment with Oklahoma City. Gonzalez went on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain May 26.
The RedHawks open a four-day, six-game homestand against Omaha at 7:05 p.m. Saturday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Brett Oberholtzer (4-6, 5.37 ERA) gets the start for OKC. Justin Marks (1-7, 6.29) will take the mound for the Storm Chasers.