OMAHA, Neb. — Oklahoma City rallied for nine runs over the last two innings Wednesday afternoon and whipped Omaha 11-4 in Pacific Coast League baseball before 5,056 fans at Werner Park.
AT THE PLATE
Oklahoma City scored seven times on seven hits in the eighth inning, also getting a two-run, inside-the-park homer from Ruben Sosa. The RedHawks added two more runs in the ninth inning to cap a comeback. Oklahoma City trailed 4-2 entering the eighth inning. ... The RedHawks' Nos. 2-5 hitters — Jose Martinez, George Springer, Brandon Laird and Jimmy Paredes — combined for 11 hits and six RBIs. That foursome accounted for eight runs scored. ... Laird hit his 12th homer of the season in the fourth inning, a two-run shot that gave OKC a brief 2-1 lead. ... Omaha had solo homers from Quintin Berry and Christian Colon.
ON THE MOUND
Starter-turned-reliever Philip Humber had the best outing of any pitcher Wednesday. Humber blanked Omaha on no hits, no walks and four strikeouts over the final three innings. He recorded his first win of the season. ... The RedHawks mashed relievers Michael Mariot and Donnie Joseph for seven runs on eight hits over the final two innings. Mariot, who replaced starter Justin Marks, suffered his third blown save of the season and fell to 2-5. ... RedHawks starter Brad Peacock struck out six.