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OKC RedHawks: Hawks win 11th straight at home, completes sweep of Tacoma

Oklahoma City improves its Pacific Coast League-best record to 22-12. RedHawks begin four-game series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday vs. Salt Lake City at the Brick.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm •  Published: May 10, 2013

The Oklahoma City RedHawks won their 11th consecutive home game Friday night, completing a four-game sweep of the Tacoma Rainiers with a 1-0 victory before 9,226 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma City improved to 22-12 on the season — the best record in the Pacific Coast League.


The RedHawks scored the only run of the game in the fourth inning. Brett Wallace tripled, and then scored when Brandon Laird followed with a two-out double. ... Oklahoma City and Tacoma managed just four hits each. Eric Thames had two hits for the Rainiers. ... The RedHawks, who lead the PCL with 51 steals, had none Friday night.


Brett Oberholtzer won a pitching duel against Tacoma's James Gillheeney. Oberholtzer blanked the Rainiers on one hit and two walks in 52/3 innings. He struck out nine. Josh Zeid, Kevin Chapman and Jason Stoffel were credited with holds, before Jose Valdez notched a team-best ninth save of the season. ... RedHawk pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts. ... Gillheeney threw a nice game other than giving up the RedHawks' only run on two extra-base hits in the fourth. He walked just one and struck out five. ...


The RedHawks begin a four-game series vs. Salt Lake City at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the Brick. Right-hander Ross Seaton (0-2, 10.42) is the scheduled starter for Oklahoma City. Righty Billy Buckner (3-2, 4.81) will throw for the Bees. Tickets are available the stadium box office.


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