DES MOINES, Iowa — Oklahoma City delivered a few big hits late in the game Wednesday night to come back and beat Iowa 6-3 in Pacific Coast League baseball at Principal Park.
Iowa led 3-1 before the RedHawks scored five runs over the last two innings of a game watched by 6,945 fans. Oklahoma City scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning behind Jimmy Paredes' run-scoring triple and Brad Snyder's two-run homer. The RedHawks added two runs in the ninth inning, getting an RBI double from Carlos Corporan and benefiting from two Iowa errors.
Oklahoma City led 1-0 after four innings, when Snyder scored on Matt Dominguez's sacrifice fly. Iowa scored three times in the seventh inning, all against reliever Mark Hamburger, who blew his fourth save since joining the RedHawks on July 23.
Hamburger took over for starter Jarred Cosart, who pitched well. The right-hander blanked the Cubs on two hits, one walk and three strikeouts through five innings. Cosart, 22, was one of the prospects the Houston Astros acquired in a July 2011 trade with the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Hunter Pence. Cosart started this season with Double-A Corpus Christi.
Jose Valdez bagged his 17th save, which ranks third in the PCL.
The RedHawks (68-62) moved within 51/2 games of first-place Albuquerque in the Southern Division. Albuquerque lost 2-1 in 10 innings Wednesday night at Memphis.
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