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OKC RedHawks: Home runs help RedHawks come back to beat Fresno

Jake Elmore and Fernando Martinez each homer to break a fifth-inning tie and give OKC the lead for good.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 23, 2013

FRESNO, Calif. — Oklahoma City brought out its power bats late Wednesday night and beat Fresno 7-3 in Pacific Coast League baseball before 6,065 fans at Chukchansi Park. The RedHawks (27-18) continued to lead the Pacific Conference Northern Division by 3½ games over Round Rock. Fresno (26-21) topped the Southern Division by a half game over Sacramento.


Jake Elmore and Fernando Martinez each homered to break a fifth-inning tie. Martinez's homer was a three-run shot as the RedHawks took the lead for good. ... Fresno jumped to a 2-0 lead, before Elmore's RBI single in the third inning to helped OKC tie the score 2-2. Brett Wallace followed with an RBI single to give the Hawks a brief 3-2 lead. ... Carter Jurica led Fresno with three hits and two RBIs.


Oklahoma City's Ross Seaton posted his first Triple-A victory. He allowed three runs on six hits. Seaton added three strikeouts over six innings. ... Relievers Jason Stoffel and Eric Berger allowed just one hit with five strikeouts over the final three innings. ... Fresno starter Shane Loux allowed a season-high seven runs.


The RedHawks and Grizzlies wrapped up the series with a 9:05 p.m. game Thursday. It was not complete at press time.