DES MOINES, Iowa — Oklahoma City failed in its comeback bid Friday night and lost 5-4 to Iowa in Pacific Coast League baseball before 6,716 fans at Principal Park.
AT THE PLATE
Iowa managed just four total hits, but the Cubs made them count, particularly in a four-run first inning. Josh Vitters had a solo home run in the third inning for the Cubs. He also scored twice in the game. ... J.C. Boscan had a hit and two RBIs for Iowa, which led 5-1 after three innings. ... Oklahoma City made a comeback bid with two runs in the sixth inning and another in the seventh. Brandon Laird had a solo homer for the RedHawks in the sixth inning. ... Jonathan Villar homered in the first inning that gave OKC a brief 1-0 lead. Villar and Laird each had two hits. ... The RedHawks stranded 11 base runners.
ON THE MOUND
RedHawks starter Brad Peacock struck out eight — but he walked four and allowed five runs on four hits. Relievers Josh Zeid and Alex Sogard blanked the Cubs the final 21/3 innings on no hits and four strikeouts.