The Oklahoma City RedHawks continued a run toward a possible division championship Wednesday night with a 4-2 Pacific Coast League baseball victory over Round Rock before 7,007 fans at Del Diamond. The RedHawks (76-56) moved seven games in front of second-place Round Rock (69-63) and trimmed their magic number to six for winning the American Conference's Southern Division. Oklahoma City also won its seventh consecutive game.
AT THE PLATE
Che-Hsuan Lin's two-run single in the top of the second inning helped give Oklahoma City a 3-0 lead. Jimmy Paredes hit his eighth homer of the season, in the sixth inning, to give the Hawks a 4-1 advantage. ... Rene Garcia had three of the RedHawks' eight hits. ... Jose Martinez and Jon Singleton had doubles. ... Joey Butler led Round Rock with two doubles.
ON THE MOUND
The RedHawks' bullpen was solid. Eric Berger, Jose Cisnero and Jorge De Leon blanked the Express on two hits, a walk and six strikeouts. De Leon notched his fourth save of the season. ... OKC starter Ross Seaton (3-6) threw 52/3 innings. He gave up both Round Rock runs on seven hits. He walked none and struck out four.
The five-game series in Texas continues at 7:05 p.m. Thursday. Paul Clemens (3-1, 2.88) is the scheduled starter for Oklahoma City. Former Oklahoma State standout Scott Richmond (4-6, 5.78) will throw for Round Rock.