REDHAWKS 5, ISOTOPES 4
The RedHawks won a franchise record 15th consecutive home game Sunday night, a 5-4 win over Albuquerque in front of 4,847 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Taking the first three games of a five-game series, Oklahoma City has increased its lead to six games over the Isotopes in the Pacific Coast League American Southern division.
OKC right-hander Asher Wojiechowski surrendered three runs in 71/3 innings, matching his season high with eight strikeouts. The Citadel product is 10-7 for the season, 8-6 with a 3.52 ERA with OKC.
RedHawks right fielder Che-Hsuan Lin drove in three runs. Lin's two-run single gave the RedHawks a 2-0 lead in the second. Lin's RBI ground out capped a 3-run fourth to push the lead to 5-0.
SPRINGER BAGS 100th RBI
RedHawks center fielder George Springer slammed his 35th home run of the season, a solo shot that produced his 100th RBI of the season. Springer, who has batted .305 in 73 games with Double-A Corpus Christi and 49 games with the RedHawks, has scored 98 runs and compiled 39 stolen bases.
WINNING STREAK BREAKDOWN
During the franchise-record 15-game winning streak, the RedHawks are hitting .311. The pitching staff has compiled a 2.73 ERA.
OKC has outscored opponents 95-44 during the streak but that's skewed by a 24-5 win over Colorado Springs. Seven wins have been by one run, including two walk-off wins in the bottom of the ninth.
A “BIG” ADDITION
The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with Japhet Amador, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound first baseman from the Diablos Rojos in the Mexican League. Amador, 26, hit .368 with 36 home runs and 121 RBIs in 104 games. Amador will be assigned to Oklahoma City.
“Finding and acquiring the best Mexican talent is a priority for us,” said Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow. “We have increased our scouting of the Mexican baseball leagues and believe there are many players that can help the Astros in the future.”
Houston also signed Mexican League outfielder Leo Heras, 23, who will be assigned to Corpus Christi.
In the fourth game of the series Monday night at 7:05 the RedHawks will start right-hander Bobby Doran (1-0, 4.56) against Albuquerque right-hander Stephen Fife (1-3, 4.23).
By Mike Baldwin