New Orleans second baseman Josh Rodriguez was 4-for-4 to highlight a 13-hit attack, leading the Zephyrs to an 8-4 win over the RedHawks in front of a crowd of 10,055 Friday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The RedHawks took a 3-2 lead on Jon Singleton’s solo home run in the fifth, his third homer of the season, but New Orleans scored two runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to end Oklahoma City’s five-game winning streak.
OKC designated hitter Japhet Amador drove in three runs. Singleton had two hits and scored two runs.
RedHawks right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, a right-hander who hit 100 mph more often than any minor league pitcher last season, has struggled early in Triple-A.
Pitching out of the bullpen Friday night in the RedHawks’ eight-man rotation piggyback system, Foltynewicz (0-1) was roughed up for six runs on five hits. In his first three Triple-A outings, Foltynewicz has surrendered 11 hits and 10 runs in seven innings and has an 11.57 ERA.
WILD HOME OPENER
The two teams combined for nine wild pitches Friday night. Eight pitchers also combined for eight walks, a hit batter and a balk.
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