Four pitchers combined for a one-hitter Sunday night, and the Memphis Redbirds trimmed the Oklahoma City RedHawks 2-1 before 6,653 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Starter Nick Greenwood and relievers Dean Kiekhefer, Eric Fornataro and David Aardsma held a usually stout OKC lineup to a fifth-inning run scored by Domingo Santana. He led off the inning with a walk and then advanced to third when Gregorio Petit broke up Greenwood’s no-hitter with a single. Santana came home on Matt Duffy’s one-out grounder.
That’s all the RedHawks mustered against the Memphis foursome. Oklahoma City stranded two runners and was 0 for 2 with runners in scoring position.
Greenwood (3-2) had a game-best five strikeouts in five innings. Kiekhefer, Fornataro and Aardsma blanked the Hawks on one walk over the next four innings. Aardsma notched his ninth of the season.
Memphis scored both of its runs in the fourth inning off starting pitcher Bobby Doran (1-3). Stephen Piscotty scored on Jermain Curtis’ sacrifice fly, and Thomas Pham plated the second run on a passed ball.
Oklahoma City (31-27) and Memphis (28-29) continue the Pacific Coast League series at 7:05 p.m. Monday at The Brick.